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CCAP / Chinatown Community Arts Program 
750 Kearney Street ♦ 3 rd floor of Holiday Inn ♦ 957- 

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1 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

2 Writers Corps Update 

Motion to pay guest artist Brian Carey in an amount up to $1000 for 
WritersCorps program from Haas, NEA, and Lannan funds. 

3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Director's Report 

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Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:50 P.M. 



ROLL CALL 

Commissioners Present 

Nery Gotico 

Janice Mirikitani 

Denise Roth 

Commissioners Absent 

Andrew Brother Elk 

1 . Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Photo exhibit From Sojourners to Skateboarders will open April 8, 2000. CCAP pays 
no rent for the Chinese Culture Center space but provides insurance. The Chinese 
Culture Center uses the CCAP gallery for two months annually for the Roots exhibit 
currently running until March 26. 

2. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller distributed revised WritersCorps fact sheets. A WritersCorps goal from 
their public relations strategic plan is identifying youth spokespeople and preparing 
them to talk to the media. Teachers and program participants have now received 
media training and new fact sheets documenting program accomplishments. 



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Commissioner Mirikitani arrived at 4:55 P.M. 

Spring WritersCorps highlights include January's successful MLK poetry contest. Ms. 
Heller distributed postcards. Winner Penelope Zheng read for an audience of 6000 
and spoke with the media. Honorable Mentions Raymond from Log Cabin and Jia 
Jian Lin from Newcomer High School were also noted. KQED and the San Francisco 
Examiner covered the Youth Poetry Slam League Kickoff. The Examiner article was 
one of the best written locally and mentioned teacher Michelle Matz. 

Channel 27, the school district cable access channel, is showing WritersCorps footage 
every Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 P.M. during the month of April. The 
February slam will be rebroadcast with a WritersCorps PSA. George Aguilar is 
working with a web engine to provide video streaming to broadcast the April 8 slam 
live on the net. Ms. Heller invited commissioners to tour Book 

Spot locations with her at any time and meet new coordinator Karen Garman. A 
Harper Collins-published anthology, due out in 2001, will be comprised of work from 
Washington DC, the Bronx, and San Francisco WritersCorps participants as well as 
well-known writers from around the country. Commissioner Mirikitani asked if San 
Francisco WritersCorps would have its own section in the anthology. Ms. Heller 
responded that she had sent in 70 poems. She didn't know how many would be 
accepted, although she was sure San Francisco would be well-represented. 

WritersCorps is recruiting new teachers for the 2000-01 program year and can pay 
$17-19 per hour with health care. The revamped WritersCorps website features 
photos of kids, poems, merchandise, and audio (www.writerscorps-sf.org). Ms. Heller 
asked for feedback about the website from commissioners. Each WritersCorps 
teacher has a $1500 budget to bring in artists from other disciplines. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to pay guest artist Brian Carey in an amount up to $1000 for 

WritersCorps program from Haas, NEA and Lannan funds. 

The motion was adopted unanimously. 

Arts Education Update 

Liz Lerma distributed the most recent edition of Leadership Profiles in Arts 
Education, "Mr. Arrogance and the Breakthrough Kid." Published by the Arts 
Education Funders Collaborative (AEFC), this issue focuses on elementary school 
students and their achievements in the arts. The monograph is distributed to SFUSD 
principals, teachers and parents, as well as funders, arts providers, and libraries. Ms. 
Lerma reported that this year's round of AEFC Professional Development Workshop 
Days were held on February 1 and 2 at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. Project 
Administrator Jennifer Ross was credited with successfully organizing the 
workshops, which served 140 teachers from 26 schools. 

Ms. Lerma reminded the group of a motion passed in January 2000 to grant $7,000 to 
the Every Child Can Learn Foundation for a Parent Education in the Arts project. 
This grant has allowed the local PTA (2nd District) to publish a newsletter, Why Art 
Matters . . . A Parent's Guide to Arts Education for Children. The success of the 
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distribution. The newsletters were distributed to the group. The remaining grant funds 
will be used for a family day of art workshops for parents and children, to be held at 
the Potrero Middle School for the Arts on April 8 from 9 A.M. to noon. 

Supervisor Mabel Teng established a Sustainable Funding for School Art and Music 
Task Force with representatives from the school district, corporations, foundations, 
arts providers, unions, PTA, city departments, businesses, and youth organizations. 
The group is charged with making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors at 
the end of April. Ms. Wettrich, the San Francisco Arts Commission representative, 
serves on the partnership committee. 

Commissioner Gotico made the following motion: 

Motion to grant up to $700 to San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative 
Fund for arts education assistant services from Grants for the Arts 
carryforward funds. 

The motion was approved unanimously. 

Program Director's Report 

The controller's office asked CAE to follow up on its audit recommendations, 
reviewed and adopted at last December's special meeting with cultural center boards. 
CAE Committee Chair Commissioner Roth sent letters to board presidents noting 
audit recommendations and requesting an update within 30 days. 

Commissioner Mirikitani asked what SFAC was doing to ensure centers' compliance 
in addition to sending out letters. She wondered if they needed more support. Ms. 
Lerma responded that she has discussed this issue with Commissioner Roth and Ms. 
Daniels. The board letters have attached summaries of specific problems noted in the 
audit reports. 

Ms. Daniels added that the controller's office receives copies of the letters, and the 
centers' funding won't be available if they fail to provide the necessary information 
and adhere to recommendations. Technical support offered this year includes 
bookkeeper trainings instituted by Ms. Daniels and meetings with available center 
staff to ameliorate the invoice process. 

Commissioner Roth reiterated that the board letters list what centers have and haven't 
done. Ms. Lerma said that addressing the board presidents raised the reporting and 
compliance process to a new level, which might provide greater insight regarding the 
needs of the centers. Once the updates are reviewed, SFAC can determine if offering 
additional support is appropriate. 

Commissioner Mirikitani opined that the nonprofit tendency is to "freeze" instead of 
asking for help. Glide needed lots of support from its auditors; therefore centers may 
need help seeing what they need operationally. Ms. Daniels confirmed that each 
center would receive its own letter. Commissioner Roth emphasized that talking 
about problems with center directors alone wasn't sufficient. Ms. Lerma reminded 
commissioners that center budgets call for organizational infrastructure including an 
executive director, a facility manager, and a bookkeeper. In addition, some centers 
have hired maintenance, security, and other personnel. 



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Commissioner Mirikitani believes it may be difficult for centers know how to build 
infrastructure, and SFAC should be supportive. She concurred that the only way to 
meet city requirements was through the current evaluation process. 

The Hotel Tax Fund is estimated to increase by 3.5%, which translates to an 
additional $77,000 for cultural center funding. Due to a misinterpretation of the 
legislation, the controller had initially budgeted cultural center 2000-01 funding at 
$2.2 million, reflecting no increase. After conferring with Deputy City Attorney 
Miriam Stombler, Deputy Director Nancy Gonchar communicated with the 
controller's office to ensure that centers received additional funds. SFAC staff will 
monitor the actual growth of the Hotel Tax Fund and note that the cultural center 
allocation echoes any additional increase. Commissioner Mirikitani asked if other arts 
funds had been affected. Ms. Lerma responded that they had not. 

Ms. Lerma then addressed the 2000-01 budget submission for cultural center capital 
improvements. Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre (BVOH) has 
had no capital budget for many years except for minor maintenance money. In 
reviewing the DPW Facility Monitoring Reports, Ms. Lerma became more concerned 
about the BVOH balcony, which is sagging. After taking a closer look at the balcony 
at Ms. Lerma's request, DPW recommends that it no longer be used for storage and 
operations. DPW will complete an in-depth study of the sagging balcony covering 
engineering, building code, and ADA compliance issues. Ms. Lerma said that in 
repairing the balcony hazard, CAE will be required to address all deficiencies 
including ADA compliance. The city will need to make a financial commitment to 
fund required repairs. 

BVOH should be eligible for capital improvement funds since it's one of the two 
main meeting places that the community regularly uses. Some modern improvements 
have been added to the original building and its landmark status is unknown. Ms. 
Lerma plans to use the DPW report to seek necessary funding. She noted that BVOH 
is a key piece in the redevelopment of the 3rd Street area, perhaps qualifying for SF 
Redevelopment Agency funding. 

The PIC panel, formed to recommend grants for arts programs in social service 
organizations, has been assembled by Michelle Garcia. The panel will meet by the 
end of April 2000. Festival guidelines and applications have been sent to selected past 
recipients. Others will be sent out after Ms. Lerma confers with Grants for the Arts 
regarding continued funding. 

There was no new or old business. 

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1 CHINATOWN COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM UPDATE 

2 WRITERSCORPS UPDATE 

Motion to pay visual artist Mira Reisberg up to $1000 for WritersCorps 
training program from SF Youth Arts, Haas, NEA, and Lannan funds. 

Motion to pay the following artists up to $6000 each for artistic services 
for the WritersCorps anthology from DCYF, SF Youth Arts, Haas, NEA, 
and Lannan funds: Justin Chin, Spain Rodriguez, Derek Kirk, Nina Paley, 
Anson Jew, and Andi Hernandez. 

Motion to pay Somerset Printing up to $25,000 for the printing of 
WritersCorps 1999-00 anthologies and posters (3000 books and 500 
posters) from the DCYF, Haas, Lannan, and other funds. 

3 ARTS EDUCATION UPDATE 

4 PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT 



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25 Van Ness Avenue ♦ San Francisco, California 94102 ♦ 252-2598 

1 CHINATOWN COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM UPDATE 

2 WRITERSCORPS UPDATE 

Motion to pay up to S1000 each to artists Gabrielle Gamboa and Joe Sorren for art for 
WritersCorps anthology from SF Youth Arts, NEA, Haas and Lannan funds. 

3 ARTS EDUCATION UPDATE 

4 PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT 

Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts (GFTA) honoraria and 
transportation reimbursement for Programs in the Community (PIC) panelists: 

Tfe Bonner-Payne 131.70 

Rose Dennis 193.10 

Rachel Osajim a 211.10 

Eduardo Pineda 125.00 

Andrew Wood 127.00 

$787.90 

Motion to approve PIC grants to the following organizations recommended by the PIC 
review panel, from the 2000-01 Grants for the Arts fund, pending written confirmation: 



Programs for People 20,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center 15,000 

SF Ministry to Nursing Homes (SFMNH) 15,000 

Rose Resnick Lighthouse 5,000 

Jamestown Community Center (JCC) 11.250 

Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club (CPBGC) 14,110 

Tenderloin Reflection & Education Center 6,800 

SAGE Project 10,000 

Edgewood Center (EC) 10,000 

Central City Hospitality House (CCHH) 10,000 

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Motion to approve PIC grant to Goldman Institute for up to $10,000 pending approval 
of additional funds from the 2000-01 GFTA fund. 

Motion to divide additional funds equally among SFMNH, JCC, CPBGC, SAGE, EC and 
CCHH if less than $10,000 additional 2000-01 GFTA funding is available. 

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1 CHINATOWN COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM UPDATE 

2 WRITERSCORPS UPDATE 

Motion to pay up to S1000 each to artists Gabrielle Gamboa and Joe Sorren for art for 
WritersCorps anthology from SF Youth Arts, NEA, Haas and Lannan funds. 

3 ARTS EDUCATION UPDATE 

4 PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT 

Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts (GFTA) honoraria and 
transportation reimbursement for Programs in the Community (PIC) panelists: 

Ife Bonner-Payne 131.70 

Rose Dennis 193.10 

Rachel Osajim a 211.10 

Eduardo Pineda 125.00 

Andrew Wood 127.00 

$787.90 

Motion to approve PIC grants to the following organizations recommended by the PIC 
review panel, from the 2000-01 Grants for the Arts fund, pending written confirmation: 

Programs for People 20,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center 15,000 

SF Ministry to Nursing Homes (SFMNH) 15,000 

Rose Res nick Lighthouse 5,000 

Jamestown Community Center (JCC) 11,250 

Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club (CPBGC) 14,110 
Tenderloin Reflection & Education Center 6,800 

SAGE Project 10,000 

Edgewood Center (EC) 10,000 

Central City Hospitality House (CCHH) 10,000 

$117,160 

Motion to approve PIC grant to Goldman Institute for up to $10,000 pending approval 
of additional funds from the 2000-01 GFTA fund. 

Motion to divide additional funds equally among SFMNH, JCC, CPBGC, SAGE, EC and 
CCHH if less than $10,000 additional 2000-01 GFTA funding is available. 

Motion to reimburse up to $10,000 for costs associated with 1906 Earthquake 
Commemoration to Karen Sapienza from GFTA funds. 

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Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 



ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Andrew Brother Elk 
Blanche Brown 

Nery Gotico 
Eddie Marshall 

Denise Roth 

Commissioners Absent 

Janice Mirikitani 

1 . Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Janice Horn reported on the Melody of China concert May 7 and announced 
upcoming events: a May 27 poetry reading featuring Genny Lim, and the June 3 
Oriental Arts Association exhibition. Ms. Horn invited all commissioners to attend 
CCAP events as special guests. She extended an open invitation for commissioners to 
represent SFAC and welcome visitors as part of each program. 

2. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller reported on WritersCorps All Star Slam. Two SF youth will participate 
in the May 20 event. Last year's WC students were offered college scholarships 
because of their talents and connects to the DC-produced slam. The 6th WC 
anthology, Smart Mouth, is currently in production. Noted historian and teacher 
Robert Allen joined the 2000 editorial team and former WC teacher Justin Chin 
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Library. Commissioner Mirikitani will say a few words on behalf of the commission. 
WC has commitments from DOCYF and Juvenile Probation for FY 2000-01. 

Staff and commissioners introduced themselves. Commissioner Brother Elk made the 

following motion: 

Motion to pay up to $1000 each to artists Gabrielle Gamboa and Joe Sorren for 

art for WritersCorps anthology from SF Youth Arts, NEA, Haas and Lannan 

funds. 

The motion was adopted unanimously. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich distributed posters and free passes for the Youth Arts Festival May 9- 
14 at the DeYoung Museum, Asian Art Museum and Music Concourse in Golden 
Gate Park. The festival features hands-on arts activities, performances, face painting, 
balloon sculptures, a raffle and an arts resource booth. SFAC is providing free copies 
of Inside/Out. A online calendar of events is located at www.youth-arts.com . 

Ms. Wettrich reported on the successful Parent Education in the Arts Project made 
possible by an SFAC grant to the PTA this year. Arts workshops were held April 8 
for 150 parents and children on book making and printmaking, dance, circus, music, 
mask making, video, and poetry/storytelling. A performance by the SF Girls Chorus 
was an added treat. Parents and kids relished the opportunity to participate in the 
creative process together. The most common evaluation comment was: "More!" SF 
Performances expressed interest in collaborating with the PTA on a similar event with 
their mainstage artists. 

The PTA produced a publication, Why Art Matters, and distributed 2000 copies to 
SFUSD parents, elementary school principals, site leaders, board members and the 
AEFC (Arts Education Funders Collaborative) through the SF Ballet, Young 
Audiences and the Youth Arts Festival. The California State PTA would like to 
distribute the publication to parent groups throughout the state and to publish it 
online. Coleman Advocates for Children also expressed interest. 

Ms. Wettrich described recent AEFC projects. Bookmarks and postcards promoting 
the new Inside/Out arts education website were printed. The AEFC is publishing 
Yesterday I Talked to Godzilla, a monograph focusing on story-play process at 
Charles Drew Pre-K Center. Professional Development activities provided this spring 
for pre-k and elementary school teachers conclude this month. Evaluation survey 
forms are being collected for all AEFC activities this year and consultant Jennifer 
Ross will prepare a report in June. 

The AEFC fundraising goal of 5180,000 for 2000-01 is approximately 50% secured. 
Proposals will be sent out over the next few months to foundations that have 
supported the project in the past. Additionally, a new funder, the Potrero Nuevo Fund, 
has invited a proposal. The school district had S30 million in cutbacks and has no 
funding at this time for elementary arts programs. Supervisor Mabel Teng convened a 
task force to research short and long-term strategies to promote stable funding for 
elementary arts education. 

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due to the efforts of the AEFC, whose 8-year initiative helped spread arts education to 
all 76 elementary schools. It was a major victory when the school district funded the 
grants program in elementary schools for two years. This year the mayor used city 
funds to save the program when the school district was forced to cut it. 

The challenge for the task force now is securing funding similar to sustainable park 
and library sources. Commissioner Brother Elk confirmed that $657,000 allocated in 
grants to elementary schools brings the artists into the classrooms. Ms. Wettrich 
elaborated that every elementary school gets a grant equivalent to $22 per child and 
writes an arts component to their overall education plan. 

Program Director's Report 

Liz Lerma welcomed new commissioners and invited all commissioners to tour the 
cultural centers with her. Ms. Lerma introduced the PIC (Programs in the 
Community) motion. PICs fund arts programs in social service and community-based 
organizations. A panel of experts in the field reviewed 17 applications and made 
recommendations for funding. 

Commissioner Brother Elk made the following motion: 

Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts (GFTA) honoraria and 

transportation reimbursement for Programs in the Community (PIC) panelists: 



Ife Bonner-Payne 


$131.70 


Rose Dennis 


193.10 


Rachel Osajima 


211.10 


Eduardo Pineda 


125.00 


Andrew Wood 


127.00 


TOTAL 


$787.90 



The motion was approved unanimously. 

Ms. Lerma gave background information about GFTA funding for the PIC grants, 
and explained the panel process that had resulted in the following motions. 
Commissioner Brother Elk verified that staff reviewed the quality of the applications 
and asked for information about panel funding recommendations. 

Mr. Newirth suggested that providing panel summaries for the commissioners would 
be helpful and Ms. Lerma agreed. Mr. Newirth outlined the evolution of the PIC 
panel process, which insures recommended projects are chosen as fairly and 
impartially as possible in keeping with the SFAC mission. 

Commissioner Brother Elk made the following motion: 

Motion to approve PIC grants to the following organizations recommended by 

the PIC review panel from the 2000-01 Grants for the Arts fund pending written 

confirmation: 



Programs for People 



20,000 



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Richmond District Neighborhood 
Center 


15,000 


SF Ministry to Nursing Homes 
(SFMNH) 


15,000 


Rose Resnick Lighthouse 


5,000 


Jamestown Community Center (JCC) 


11,250 


Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club 
(CPBGC) 


14,110 


Tenderloin Reflection & Education 
Center 


6,800 


SAGE Project 


10,000 


Edgewood Center (EC) 


10,000 


Central City Hospitality House 
(CCHH) 


10,000 


TOTAL 


$117,160 



The motion was approved unanimously. 

Commissioner Brother Elk made the following motion: 

Motion to approve PIC grant to Goldman Institute of $10,000 pending approval 

of at least $10,000 additional funds from GFTA 2000-01 funds. 

The motion was approved unanimously. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: Motion to divide additional 
funds equally among SFMNH, JCC, CPBGC, SAGE, EC and CCHH if less than 
$10,000 additional 2000-01 GFTA funds are available. 

The motion was approved unanimously. 

Ms. Lerma reported that SFAC has halted funding to two cultural centers, the Center 
for African and African American Art and Culture (CAAAC) and the South of 
Market Cultural Center (SomArts), that were out of compliance according to 
controller's office audit requirements May 21, 1999. She distributed a timeline 
outlining attempts to bring the cultural centers into compliance with city requirements 
and attached SFAC letters to cultural center board presidents. In addition Ms. Lerma 
provided background for the new commissioners on the founding of the cultural 
centers and their funding history, including 1997 Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation. 
If documents indicating compliance are not received by June 30, 2000, SFAC may 
not legally enter into future grant agreements. If compliance documents are received 
after June 30, grant amounts will be prorated to reflect that date. Ms. Lerma added 
that SomArts called to say they thought they had responded to the SFAC letter. SFAC 
staff had not yet received any communication from CAAAC. 

Mr. Newirth elaborated on the history of SFAC's relationship with the cultural centers 
and recommended that no reimbursements be processed for centers that remain out of 
compliance. Commissioner Marshall inquired about the possibility of arbitration. Mr. 
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appropriate action at the special meeting re: audits in December 1999. After some 
discussion Commissioner Brown offered to contact board presidents of centers that 
remained out of compliance. 

There was no new or old business. 

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1 WrttersCorps Update 

Motion to modify PSC# 3043-99/00 for WritersCorps National Alliance 
Coordinator to extend the duration through September 1, 2000 instead of 
June 30, 2000. 

2 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Motion to pay Kearny Street Workshop up to $1,680 for installation and 
publicity exhibition expenses for From Sojourners to Skateboarders: 
Chinatown in. Transition. 

3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Director's Report 

Motion to approve the proposed 2000-01 Cultural Center Line Item/Hotel 
Tax Allocation Budget and Management and Programming Plans 
contingent upon centers' full compliance status and staff approval of 
necessary revisions. 

Motion to approve SomArts' proposed ticket booth improvement project. 

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Commissioner Mirikitani called the meeting to order at 4:39 P.M. 



ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Andrew Brother Elk 
Blanche Brown 

Nery Gotico 

Eddie Marshall 

Janice Mirikitani 

Commissioners Absent 

Denise Roth 

1 . WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller reported on the WritersCorps publication party attended by 250 families 
last Wednesday at the Main Library's Koret Auditorium. Will Power was the host and 
Commissioner Mirikitani and Richard Newirth introduced the program. Performers 
ranging from 6-12 years old were published in the annual anthology SmartMouth, 
showcasing poetry and prose by WC 1999-2000 participants. The book was 
publicized in Scott Ostler's Examiner column and in the paper's events section. WC 
hopes to receive reviews in magazines and major dailies in the fall. 

The deadline for next year's WC teacher applications is June 16, 2000. Staff will hold 
a half-day retreat to build on the success of the last six years and envision the next 
three. Commissioner Marshall inquired where the retreat would be held. Ms. Heller 
answered that it would be at the Unitarian Church. Commissioner Mirikitani 
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resurgence of poetry and the experience of diversity through the arts. Mr. Newirth 
commented on the young performers' confidence and professionalism. 

Commissioner Gotico made the following motion: 

Motion to modify PSC# 3043-99/00 for WritersCorps National Alliance 
Coordinator to extend the duration through September 1, 2000 instead of June 
30, 2000. 

The motion was passed unanimously. 

2. Arts Education Update 

Ms. Lerma announced Arts Education Officer Ann Wettrich is leaving SFAC for the 
Oakland Crafts & Cultural Arts Department. She was commended for her great work 
in delivering arts education to San Francisco public elementary schools and child 
development centers. 

Ms. Wettrich delineated plans to complete this year's projects and distributed copies 
of the new AEFC monograph, Yesterday I Talked to Godzilla. The publication 
describes the work of artist Megan Bierman with the Charles Drew Child 
Development Program. Ms. Wettrich also handed out website bookmarks publicizing 
the searchable database at www.sfinsideout.org . AEFC reports evaluating the past 
school year will be complete in July. Ms. Wettrich also discussed arts education plans 
for the upcoming fiscal year. 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Janice Horn reported the successful closing of CCAP exhibit From Sojourners to 
Skateboarders with a poetry reading by Nancy Horn. Due to the event's popularity, 
Ms. Horn plans to hold quarterly poetry readings at the Chinatown Community Arts 
Program Gallery. She distributed a flyer for the upcoming Asian American Women 
Artists Association's Seven Voices exhibition, opening July 1 3 after the current 
exhibit by the Oriental Arts Association. 

Commissioner Brother Elk made the following motion: 
Motion to pay Kearny Street Workshop up to $1,680 for installation and 
publicity exhibition expenses for From Sojourners to Skateboarders: Chinatown 
in Transition. 

The motion was passed unanimously. 

4. Program Director's Report 

SomArts staff member Mike Dingle distributed drawings for SomArts ticket booth 
and darkroom improvement projects and answered commissioners' questions. 

Ms. Lerma noted that historically, various cultural centers have planned and made 
some facility improvements without SFAC's knowledge or approval. This is a 
problem as many projects have been implemented without obtaining appropriate 
professional advice and building permits, thereby creating facility code compliance 
deficiencies. In this case, the ticket booth and expanded darkroom projects have been 
professionally designed and are needed at SomArts. SFAC staff supports the 
proposed plan, but regrets that to date the proposed improvements had been 
developed to the point of searching for a contractor without notifying or consulting 
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beginning phase of all future facility improvement projects, or face potential 
problems with SFAC approval. 

Commissioner Brother Elk made the following motion: 

Motion to approve SomArts' proposed ticket booth and darkroom improvement 

projects. 

The motion was passed unanimously. 

Liz Lerma explained that cultural center Management & Programming Plans (MPPs) 
provide details of their budgets. Discrepancies existed between MPPs and budgets in 
three out of four centers. These inconsistencies could be corrected in time for July 10 
approval at the full commission meeting. Time was of the essence, as new FY 2000- 
01 contracts needed to be prepared and signed. Centers' cash flow ultimately 
depended on timely approval. Carol Marie Daniels gave some examples of the budget 
and MPP differences that needed reconciliation: full-time staff needed to have 
reasonable yearly salaries allocated; resumes were needed for key staff; costs must be 
listed; percentages of funds raised by centers must be specified. 

Ms. Lerma added that there were also contract compliance issues to be addressed by 
July 10, as several centers had not yet submitted 1997-98 and 1998-99 audited 
financial statements, due on June 30. She reported that SomArts was now in full 
compliance as they had submitted all required audited financial statements and 
responded to Commissioner Gatti's letter which called for adherence to the 
Controller's Office Audit Report recommendations, by submitting a letter describing 
their method of tracking non-monetary contributions. Mission Cultural Center for 
Latino Arts (MCCLA) best described an appropriate method for tracking non- 
monetary contributions in their response to the Controller's Office Audit Report 
recommendations. SFAC staff will share the MCCLA letter with the other centers. 

The Center for African & African American Art & Culture (CAAAC) still had many 
outstanding compliance issues. Ms. Lerma reported that CAAAC submitted a large 
stack of documentation to SFAC staff, including a response to Commissioner Gatti's 
letter which called for adherence to the Controller's Office Audit Report 
recommendations, and delivery of the interim and final reports due to the Cultural 
Equity Grants Program. All materials were presently under review. In the meantime, 
no CAAAC reimbursement requests were being processed. 

Ms. Lerma also noted that not all proposed budgets reflected an SFAC policy put into 
effect in FY 1999-00, which calls for all maintenance expenses to be covered by the 
Hotel Tax/Line Item Budget. She reminded the Committee that the policy was crafted 
because in 1998-99 some centers ran short of maintenance supplies when they were 
budgeted from other sources and fundraising fell short. Commissioners restated the 
SFAC commitment to ensure proper maintenance of the centers through appropriate 
Hotel Tax/Line Item Budget allocations by all centers. 

Ms. Lerma further stated that during the 1 999-00 budget negotiations with the 
centers, SFAC staff noted that a reserve (contingency) fund was prudent to meet 
SFAC fiscal responsibilities related to facility emergency repairs. SFAC uses the 
majority of its portion of the Hotel Tax/ Line Item Budget to pay for large 
maintenance needs like new roofs, and other facility systems repairs. Currently, 
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Last year, the centers agreed to include a reserve fund in the future. The proposed 
budget contains no reserve fund. 

Ms. Lerma stated that SFAC staff was in support of the proposed budget allocations 
for the centers, that there is time to make necessary MPP and budget corrections, and 
that SFAC staff will not prepare or enter into an agreement with any organization 
which is out of compliance. She urged budget and MPP approval contingent upon 
centers' full compliance status and staff approval of necessary revisions, which could 
be reported prior to full commission approval on July 10, 2000. 

Commissioner Mirikitani expressed concerns for SFAC liability, community impact 
and public perception when cultural centers remained out of compliance with city 
contracts, policies and regulations. CAE Committee members expressed concern 
about tentatively approving an allocation to CAAAC whose compliance and ability to 
keep the facility at 762 Fulton Street open, clean and secure was in question. Mr. 
Newirth mentioned that city staff might be called in to run a center if it was closed 
due to lack of compliance or available facility operations staff. Ms. Lerma noted that 
the city attorney's office suggested that SFAC ensure that cultural centers facilities 
remain open, clean and secure by conducting periodic site visits. 

In answer to the question of providing a reserve fund without decreasing any 
proposed allocations, Ms. Lerma observed that the proposed budget totaling 
$2,277,000 is based on the controller's office conservatively projected Hotel Tax 
Fund growth of 3.5%. She suggested allocating to an SFAC reserve fund by using 
any additional Hotel Tax Funds that might become available after the controller's 
office verifies the actual growth of the Hotel Tax Fund in August 2000. 

After some discussion a revised motion carried. 

Commissioner Brother Elk made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the proposed 2000-01 Cultural Center Line Item/Hotel Tax 
Allocation Budget and Management and Programming Plans for Bayview Opera 
House, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and South of Market Cultural 
Center contingent upon centers' full compliance status by June 30, 2000 and 
staff approval of necessary revisions. Any additional Hotel Tax Funds to be 
allocated to SFAC for center maintenance projects. 
The motion was passed unanimously. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Mirikitani adjourned the meeting at 
5:47 P.M. 

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San Francisco Arts Commission, Suite 70 

25 Van Ness Avenue ♦ San Francisco, California 94102 ♦ 252-2598 

1 WritersCorps Update 

Motion to modify PSC# 3062-99/00 for WritersCorps Training 
Coordinator through September 1, 2000. 

Motion to pay Megan Boler up to $4000 for WritersCorps evaluator, from 
Haas and DCYF funds. 

Motion to pay Robert Uhrle up to $300 for WritersCorps teacher 
selection panel from DCYF funds. 

Motion to pay Poetry Flash up to $300 for advertising for the 
WritersCorps Project from Haas funds. 

2 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Director's Report 



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Motion to modify PSC# 3062-99/00 for WritersCorps Training 
Coordinator through September 1, 2000. 

Motion to pay Megan Boler up to $4000 for WritersCorps evaluator, from 
Haas and DCYF funds. 

Motion to pay Robert Uhrle up to $300 for WritersCorps teacher 
selection panel from DCYF funds. 

Motion to pay Poetry Flash up to $300 for advertising for the 
WritersCorps Project from Haas funds. 

2 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 



3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Director's Report 

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August 8, 2000 

4:30 P.M. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office 
(25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business hours. The 
Community Arts and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public comment in regard 
to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

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I. WritersCorps Update SAN FRANCISCO 

Janet Heller PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Staff report. 

A. Motion to modify PSC # 3062-99/00 for WritersCorps Training Coordinator 
through September 1, 2000. 

B. Motion to pay Robert Uhrle up to $300 for WritersCorps teacher selection panel 
from DCYF funds. 

C. Motion to pay Poetry Flash up to $300 for advertising WritersCorps projects from 
Haas funds. 

D. Motion to enter into contract with the following first year WritersCorps teachers 
for up to $17,000 from DCYF and Juvenile Probation funds: Danielle 
Montgomery, Jessica Rosenfeld, Chad Sweeney, Peter Tamaribuchi and Gloria 
Yamato. 

E. Motion to enter into contract with the following returning WritersCorps teachers 
for up to $23,000 from DCYF and Haas funds: Cathy Arellano, Michelle Matz 
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F. Motion to enter into contract with the WritersCorps poet-in-residence Kim Nelson 
for up to $23,000 from Juvenile Probation funds. 

II. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

m. Arts Education Update 

Staff report. 

A. Motion to approve a $10,000 grant to the San Francisco Foundation Community 
Initiative Fund for the AEFC Professional Development Project for 2000-01 from 
the Youth Arts Fund. 



IV. Program Director's Report 

Liz Lerma 
Staff report. 

A. Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $33,000 from the 2000-01 Grants for 
the Arts fund to the following organizations for neighborhood festivals pending 
written confirmation from GFTA: 

Arts Providers Alliance of SF (Intersection for the Arts) 1 000 

Annual BVHP Parade (New Directions) 3250 

Bayview 4th of July Picnic (New Directions) 3250 

Bayview Holiday Unity Parade (SF SAFE) 3250 

Fiesta on the Hill (Bemal Heights Center) 3250 

Potrero Hill Festival (Potrero Hill Neighborhood Center) 3250 

Sunset Festival (Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition) 3250 

Treasure Island Community Day (Treasure Island Homeless —^ 

Dev. Initiative) 

Urban Youth Arts Festival (Precita Eyes Muralists) 3250 

Youth Arts Festival (SFUSD) 600 ° 



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preference to members of the neighborhood. 



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VI. Old Business 
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Commissioner Mirikitani called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 



ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Nery Gotico (arrived 5:11 P.M.) 

Eddie Marshall 

Janice Mirikitani 

Commissioners Absent 

Blanche Brown 
Denise Roth 

NOTE: ALL ADOPTIONS ARE UNANIMOUS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. 



I. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller reported on teacher interviews: WritersCorps is hiring five new and three 
returning teachers in FY 2000-01 including Gloria Yamato. Playwright Peter 
Tamaribuchi and other WC teachers will be formally introduced to the 
CAE Committee in October or November 2000. Returning teachers are Cathy 
Arellano, Michelle Matz, Alison Seevak. New teachers Danielle Montgomery, Jessica 
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The WritersCorps anthology Smart Mouth received a positive review in the SF Bay 
Guardian by Jenny Joseph and Ms. Heller distributed copies. WC is strategizing how 
to increase book sales and it's rumored that chain bookstores may buy large quantities 
of the anthology. WC is at the end of its fall planning process and Nancy Gonchar 
will bring the WC budget to the September executive committee meeting. Richard 
Newirth noted that he found the new WC teachers to be quite impressive. 
Commissioner Mirikitani mentioned the upcoming October 15 Youth Speaks event in 
which Glide Foundation and WC are participating. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn reported on upcoming events and invited everyone to attend: Night of the 
Rising Stars on August 1 9 featuring students from the SF Wu Shu Team, SF Taiko, 
and the Chinese Folk Dance Association; Melody Chorus Society on August 26 
featuring Western and Chinese folk songs and opera; and Mail Order Brides 
exhibition August 29. Mr. Newirth noted that Mail Order Brides, a group of Filipina 
artists who have been working together for nine years, had been commissioned by the 
Market Street Series and was also in the de Young recently. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Liz Lerma reported that the Arts Education Officer announcement had not yet been 
published since it was necessary to look at the city's hiring lists first. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Ms. Lerma provided background on the agenda item "Discussion and possible motion 
regarding the cultural centers giving program preference to members of the 
neighborhood." In May 1999 CAE received a complaint from a citizen who tried to 
enroll in a popular Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) class in 
children's education. She was told that MCCLA offered the class to neighborhood 
members first. The problem was resolved by allowing the child to enroll in the class. 
The policy, of giving program preference to neighborhood applicants as opposed to 
enrollment based on a first come, first serve basis, requires review and clarification 
because SFAC staff received a public complaint. In pursuit of clarification Ms. Lerma 
consulted with the city attorney's office, whose comments are paraphrased as follows: 

Since there are only four city-owned cultural centers to serve all of San Francisco, 
this kind of preferential policy denies equal access to people living in or visiting areas 
of San Francisco that do not have a cultural center offering free or low-cost 
programming. The hotel tax reallocation legislation, which provides the majority of 
revenue for all four cultural centers, states that the centers "remain open and 
accessible" and requires community support boards to address the issue of increasing 
community outreach. In addition, as hotel tax funding recipients, the centers need to 
extend their outreach outside of San Francisco to contribute to the sustainability of 
this funding source. 

However, since the city charter does not mandate an equal access policy for cultural 
center programming, the city attorney's office recommended this policy decision be 
made by the mayor. Ms. Lerma stated she requested input from the mayor's office 
several times without any response. Assuming that the mayor wanted the arts 
commission to determine the policy, she brought the issue to the CAE committee. 
Ms. Lerma recommended that the CAE Committee establish an equal access, 
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members present at the meeting were then invited to comment. 

Commissioner Mirikitani clarified for members of the public that the full 
commission, not the CAE Committee, determines policy. 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) Director Jennie Rodriguez 
clarified that 90% of MCCLA classes were open to everyone in the city, but the class 
in question had been targeted for 70 Mission District youth regardless of race or 
gender. Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theater (BVOH) Director 
Shelly Bradford-Bell observed that BVOH is required by another city contract to 
serve their immediate neighborhood. BVOH classes are offered on a first-come, first- 
serve basis. Flyers are distributed to the entire school district. Ms. Bell stated that she 
would prefer having an abundance of students from other districts: in that instance, 
the center would simply add another class. 

SomArts Director Jack Davis commented that it is a SomArts policy to reserve some 
seats in class for neighborhood residents, mostly Filipino. Other classes are reserved 
for high-risk youth. Mr. Armando Ortiz of MCCLA stated that he believes that the 
gang problem in the Mission would be exacerbated if Mission youth didn't receive 
priority in some MCCLA classes. 

Commissioner Mirikitani noted the contradiction in the city contracts (one asking the 
center to serve the entire city, another requiring it to serve the immediate 
neighborhood). Apparently there were no exclusionary practices but simply a few 
targeted classes. Since she could see no obvious blanket recommendation, 
Commissioner Mirikitani asked that SFAC staff look into the matter further. 

Public testimony continued as Kola Thomas, former director of the Center for African 
and African- American Art and Culture (CAAAC), requested a release of funds for the 
center. Mr. Thomas noted that the center budget had grown in the past 10 years, that 
he saw the center as vital to combating drug problems in the neighborhood, and 
although his resignation was the ultimate sacrifice, he saw it as part of positive 
changes in a growth process. CAAAC Board Members Deborah Craig and Rosemary 
Johnson reiterated the requests for a release of funds for CAAAC. 

Commissioner Gotico arrived at 5:1 1 P.M. 

Public testimony continued as Ms. Nontsizi Cayou of CAAAC stated that the center 
was an umbrella organization for other 501(c)(3)s vital to San Francisco's cultural 
heritage. She also stated that work was being done to meet all city requirements. 

Director of Cultural Affairs Richard Newirth referred to a recent meeting at CAAAC 
attended by himself, Commissioner Brown, and Liz Lerma where SFAC 
representatives stated a desire to figure out a way to gradually infuse funds into 
CAAAC so that the organization could correct deficiencies and continue to provide 
service to the public, rather than provide no service and close from lack of funds. At 
that meeting a commitment was made by SFAC representatives and 
CAAAC leadership to work together with the controller's and city attorney's offices to 
arrive at a solution whereby reimbursements from FY 1999-00 could be processed if 
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Ms. Lerma reviewed the two main noncompliance issues: 1) CAAAC's incomplete 
documentation for $30,000 received from the arts commission's Cultural Equity 
Grants (CEG) program, and 2) Noncompliance with recommendations from the city 
controller's office audit report. 

Mr. Newirth will send a letter to CAAAC Acting Executive Director Dr. Oba T'Shaka 
delineating necessary requirements, and also put a motion on the August 14, 2000 full 
commission agenda to process FY 1999-00 reimbursements if conditions are met. 
Commissioner Mirikitani stated that the release of funds would be conditional and 
depend on CAAAC's responses and an ongoing rapport with current CAAAC board 
and staff. 

Ms. Craig asked if release of funds depended on the resolution of both issues. Mr. 
Newirth replied that the controller's office issues were relatively easy to resolve, 
although he was not yet sure about the CEG issue of insufficient documentation to 
verify CAAAC's expenditures. If the CEG documentation issue was not resolved, 
CAAAC's funds might be reduced by the amount of the CEG funds ($30,000). 
Community advisory board members requested copies of the letter to the center. Ms. 
Lerma mentioned that the next CAE Committee meeting, September 12, 2000, would 
be a special meeting where public comments were invited (also 4:30 P.M. in Suite 70). 

A. Motion to modify PSC # 3062-99/00 for WritersCorps Training Coordinator 
through September 1, 2000. 
Moved: Commissioner Marshall 
Second: Commissioner Mirikitani 

2. Motion to pay Robert Uhrle up to $300 for WritersCorps teacher selection 
panel from DCYF funds. 

Moved: Commissioner Marshall 
Second: Commissioner Gotico 

3. Motion to pay Poetry Flash up to $300 for advertising WritersCorps projects 
from Haas funds. 

Moved: Commissioner Marshall 
Second: Commissioner Mirikitani 

4. Motion to enter into contract with the following first year WritersCorps 
teachers for up to $17,000 from DCYF and Juvenile Probation funds: Danielle 
Montgomery, Jessica Rosenfeld, Chad Sweeney, Peter Tamaribuchi and Gloria 
Yamato. 

Moved: Commissioner Gotico 
Second: Commissioner Marshall 

5. Motion to enter into contract with the following returning WritersCorps 
teachers for up to $23,000 from DCYF and Haas funds: Cathy Arellano, 
Michelle Matz and Alison Seevak. 

Moved: Commissioner Gotico 
Second: Commissioner Marshall 

6. Motion to enter into contract with the WritersCorps poet-in-residence Kim 
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Moved: Commissioner Marshall 
Second: Commissioner Mirikitani 

7. Motion to approve a $10,000 grant to the San Francisco Foundation 
Community Initiative Fund for the AEFC Professional Development Project for 
2000-01 from the Youth Arts Fund. 

Moved: Commissioner Gotico 
Second: Commissioner Mirikitani 

8. Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $33,000 from the 2000-01 Grants 
for the Arts fund to the following organizations for neighborhood festivals 
pending written confirmation from GFTA: 

Arts Providers Alliance of SF (Intersection for the Arts) 1000 

Annual BVHP Parade (New Directions) 3250 

Bayview 4th of July Picnic (New Directions) 3250 

Bayview Holiday Unity Parade (SF SAFE) 3250 

Fiesta on the Hill (Bernal Heights Center) 3250 

Potrero Hill Festival (Potrero Hill Neighborhood Center) 3250 

Sunset Festival (Sunset District Neighborhood Coalition) 3250 

Treasure Island Community Day (Treasure Island ^?so 

Homeless Dev. Initiative) 

Urban Youth Arts Festival (Precita Eyes Muralists) 3250 

Youth Arts Festival (SFUSD) 600Q 



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Moved: Commissioner Marshall 
Second: Commissioner Gotico 



Commissioner Mirikitani recommended that reimbursements be paid to 
CAAAC pending compliance of terms. Ms. Lerma drafted the following motion for 
the CAE Committee Reports section of the next full commission meeting: Motion to 
approve the processing of 1 999-2000 Center for African & African American Art & 
Culture (CAAAC) reimbursement requests pending staff review and approval of 
CAAAC's response to and resolution of the remaining deficiencies regarding the 
Controller's Office Audit recommendations and the Cultural Equity Grant final report. 

Commissioner Mirikitani left the meeting at 5:30 P.M. Commissioner Gotico took 
over as chair and the commissioners continued to hear public testimony. Robert 
Henry Johnson, of the Robert Henry Johnson Dance Company, testified how he 
started training for his future career at CAAAC at the age of seven. 

Ms. Edris Cooper- Anifowoshe expressed concerns about problems with the center's 
availability for her classes. Ms. Lerma reiterated that the next CAE Committee 
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library and online at sfac.sfsu.edu. Mr. Idris Ackamoor described a "love-hate 
relationship" with CAAAC over the past 10 years and suggested that interested 
parties form a task force to address how the facility can best serve the community. 
Ms. Doris Rowe of Go Productions stated that she was in the process of building a 
program to help with stabilizing the center. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Gotico adjourned the meeting at 
5:51 P.M. 

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1. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 



Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

n. Arts Education Update 

Staff report. 

III. Program Director's Report 

Liz Lerma 
Staff report. 



A. CAE Committee to hear public testimony regarding issues related to the Center 
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Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:38 p.m. 



ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 

Eddie Marshall 

Janice Mirikitani 

Denise Roth 

Commissioners Absent 

Nery Gotico 

NOTE: ALL ADOPTIONS ARE UNANIMOUS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. 

1. WritersCorps Update 

Liz Lerma distributed WritersCorps' 2000-01 program objectives, new updates, and 
staff and teachers bios. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn reported on upcoming events and invited everyone to attend the Mail 
Order Brides: The Untold Story exhibition which runs through September 30, 2000. 

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4. Program Director's Report 

Ms. Lerma distributed and read a memo updating the sequence of events relative to 
SFAC's ability to process 1999-00 CAAAC reimbursement requests. At this time, 
SFAC is waiting for Dr. Oba T'Shaka to respond to Rich Newirth's last letter 
clarifying outstanding issues. One issue, the confirmation of CAAAC's use of the 
financial management system designed for all centers, has been addressed by a site 
visit by the CPA hired by SFAC to develop the system. SFAC is waiting for CAAAC 
to deliver copies of all sublease agreements and a full accounting of rent due, 
collected, and outstanding. CAAAC must demonstrate it is acting fairly and equitably 
with respect to all resident organizations and/or provide a written plan to come into 
compliance with this condition by June 30, 2001. The other remaining issue is the 
confirmation of a complete system to track all non-monetary contributions. 

Commissioner Roth opened the meeting for public testimony regarding issues related 
to the Center for African & African American Art & Culture (CAAAC). Twenty-two 
community members spoke. April Moseley read a poem describing her dream of a 
cultural renaissance at CAAAC. Acting Director Dr. Oba T'Shaka noted that although 
the center had been in crisis since the end of June, they had met three payrolls without 
city reimbursements. Dr. T'Shaka sees the current crisis as an opportunity to improve 
the center. CAAAC is doing its best to meet city requirements by reorganizing staff 
positions, completing financial reports on time, and using the center's QuickBooks 
system, which has been operational for two years but not used by former 
management. Idris Ackamoor and other community members had discussed forming 
a task force to address the center's problems. 

Commissioner Roth asked when the task force would be in place. Dr. T'Shaka replied 
that he thought it would form in December 2000, after the conference on the state of 
African- American art and culture. Other center staff mentioned that the independent 
consultant's report on the center's financial controls were positive, the center appeared 
to be cleaner and communications among staff had improved. Professor Nontsizi 
Cayou read a letter from former Community Arts and Education Director Sonia 
Manjon supporting the center's new management. Sumiko California from Iconoclast 
Productions emphasized that the center's survival was vital to insuring an African- 
American community presence in the neighborhood. Mary Mulaney from California 
Lawyers for the Arts cited the success of its three-month welfare-to-work program 
that operates in cooperation with CAAAC. Other community members voiced their 
support for the CAAAC's new management and spoke about the programs for youth 
and other constituents that they were planning to bring to the center. 

Bayview Opera House (BVOH) Director Shelley Bradford-Bell stated that all of the 
centers had experienced similar problems at one time. Mission Cultural Center for 
Latino Arts (MCCLA) Director Jennie Rodriguez added that she believed the crisis 
could be turned around. CAAAC Board Member Doris Rowe is setting up a resident 
companies meeting that support the task force. Commissioner Roth asked to be 
notified about the meetings. Other board members chimed in that they were willing to 
do whatever it took to meet the city requirements and get the center into good 
working order. Commissioner Roth closed the floor at 5:39 P.M. 

Commissioner Brown asked how many community organizations were housed at 
CAAAC. Dr. T'Shaka responded that there were five and listed them: BES Children's 
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Cultural Society, and Wajumbe Cultural Institution. Commissioner Roth stated that a 
public information binder compiled by the Community Arts and Education facilities 
manager and program assistant would be available upstairs in Suite 240 during 
business hours. The binder contains the memos distributed at this meeting and other 
documentation related to city reimbursements. Everyone was encouraged to attend 
the follow-up meeting scheduled for October 10, 2000 at CAAAC. Commissioner 
Mirikitani thanked everyone for showing up since the commissioners couldn't do their 
job well without public testimony. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 5:42 
P.M. 

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Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 



ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 
Nery Gotico 
Denise Roth 

Commissioners Absent 

Eddie Marshall 
Janice Mirikitani 

WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller reported that John S. from Log Cabin Ranch is the MLK freewrite 
contest winner. He has become very involved in the WritersCorps program, 
particularly The Book Spot (library). John S. will read his poem on January 15th 
between 1:00 and 1:30 at the Civic Auditorium. 

The first of three Slams will be at Borders on January 27th between Log Cabin Ranch 
and the Center for Young Women's Development. The Slams will take place in a new 
location this year, the third floor Children's section of Borders. Ms. Heller encouraged 
Commissioner Roth to be a judge and welcomes all Commissioners to be a part of the 
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WritersCorps has been working with Small Press Distribution on the Book Spot 
project and received $10,000 from the Lurie Foundation. The Book Spot project, in 
its third pilot year, is now funded more by private funds than by City funds. Mr. 
Newirth suggested applying to the NEA for a Challenge America grant, which is due 
in February. It's targeted for rural and underserved communities in amounts up to 
$20,000. 

Commissioner Brown arrived at 4:47 P.M. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn announced the Chinese Spring Festival, February 3rd-4th from 1-4PM. 
Food and arts and crafts will be featured in the lobby, and cultural performances 
including poet Charlie Chin, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco Gu Zheng 
Society, a magician and the East Bay Children's Choir will be presented in the 
auditorium of the Chinese Culture Center. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Liz Lerma reported that the new Arts Education Officer, Rachelle Axel, will start on 
January 22nd and the Arts Education Assistant is on a one-month vacation in Europe. 
Ms. Lerma has been maintaining the grants and applications in the interim as the 
AEFC Project Director. AEFC received $30,000 from the Walter and Elise Haas 
Fund and $25,000 from a new funder, the Koret Foundation. 

Mr. Newirth reported that Frances Phillips at the Haas Foundation mentioned she's 
happy that the Arts Commission brought in a new funder to the collaborative. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Ms. Lerma handed out information on co_lab, a project in development for March 
2002. Co_lab is a collaborative exhibition on community arts focussed on youth, 
which will be presented at San Francisco State University's gallery, the Arts 
Commission Gallery, City Hall and, if necessary, in the Arts Commission Grove 
Street Gallery windows and City Site. 

The project developed as CAE and the Gallery wanted to partner on an exhibition to 
focus on community arts in the City. At the same time, San Francisco State 
University Fine Arts Gallery and Fine Arts Department were planning an exhibition 
focussed on community arts and youth arts. The two programs at the Arts 
Commission and the two departments at SFSU are collaborating together along with 
the Fine Arts Museums, which will host a related symposium. Related exhibitions by 
other agencies and non-profits will also be promoted by the project. The project 
involves 15 artists developing works with youth groups to be presented in the 
exhibition. WritersCorps is involved at Log Cabin Ranch and the Girls After School 
Academy. Attendance could be as large as 45,000 with 10,000 invitations sent to 
SFSU and Arts Commissions mailing lists. 

Commissioner Gotico arrived at 5:00 P.M. 

Mr. Newirth reported that he told the Full Commission on January 8th that the motion 
to review, discuss and possibly move to approve Center for African and African 
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information in a format or content that was acceptable. 

The Arts Commission including Mr. Newirth, Commissioner Roth, Ms. Lerma and 
Carol Marie Daniels explained the outstanding issues with the MPP and budget 
submission to Dr. T'Shaka and Professor Cayou at a meeting on Friday, January 8th. 
Commissioner Roth gave examples of outstanding issues with CAAAC's MPP such 
as numbers without explanations, budget items that don't add up, inconsistencies in 
projected attendance and actual attendance, programs listed and then left out or 
missing projected costs. Mr. Newirth said that when the third submission arrived on 
Monday with the same inaccuracies, he advised Ms. Lerma to stop spending staff 
time on corrections. 

Ms. Lerma informed Dr. T'Shaka and Professor Cayou that she could not recommend 
approving the MPP and budget. At this point, she had not yet heard back from them. 

Ms. Lerma went on to explain that this is the third submission we've received from 
CAAAC. Each time, we've responded in writing to explain explicitly what problems 
needed to be corrected or clarified. As a staff person, she's frustrated with clarifying 
the problems to see the MPP return with the same mistakes. Mr. Newirth instructed 
Ms. Lerma to stop spending staff time on reviewing the MPP and budget because the 
Arts Commission staff hasn't spent this much time on paperwork from any other 
Cultural Center. With the receipt of almost one half million public dollars, the 
responsibility for accurate spreadsheets and providing program information should lie 
on the Center's staff. 

Commissioner Roth requested that CAAAC provide a YTD financial statement for all 
expenses to see the money generated and costs for events that have already occurred. 
Mr. Newirth clarified that the financial statement includes a profit and loss statement, 
balance sheets, and change in assets. Ms. Lerma agreed that the request should be 
easy to execute because the Cultural Centers use Quick Books per a 1 997 agreement. 

Commissioner Roth invited public comment. 

Glenn Nance from the African American Historical and Cultural Society (AAHCS), a 
resident at CAAAC asked at what stage the directors of CAAAC are in terms of 
receiving Arts Commission funds and if feedback was given about the issues in the 
submitted budget. 

Mr. Newirth explained that each Cultural Center submits a budget and programming 
plan at the beginning of the year to the Arts Commission before the money is 
released. The Arts Commission reviews the document, returns the budget with a 
memo of questions if necessary, then the Cultural Centers submit a corrected version. 
A number of compliance issues with CAAAC needed to be resolved before the Arts 
Commission looked at the budget, but there have been three exchanges between 
CAAAC and the Arts Commission with continued inconsistencies and gaps of 
information throughout the document that do not hold together. 

At a two-hour meeting on Friday with Commissioner Roth, Mr. Newirth, Ms. Lerma, 
Ms. Daniels, Dr. T'Shaka and Professor Cayou, the Arts Commission clarified all the 
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correct on Monday morning, it would be brought to the committee for approval. On 
first glance on Monday, the math was still wrong, so Mr. Newirth instructed Ms. 
Lerma to pull the motion and to stop spending more time looking at the document. 

Mr. Nance asked what the next step is and Mr. Newirth responded that the Arts 
Commission staff have informed Dr. T'Shaka and Professor Cayou that the document 
is still not acceptable. They need to make all the corrections given last week before 
the document will be reviewed again. In addition, Commissioner Roth asked for 
financial statements to date so we can see how the organization is operating. We can 
also compare the financial statements to the budget they submit. 

Mr. Nance asked how long CAAAC will have to straighten everything out. 

Mr. Newirth replied that it rests with the Commission, who wants to provide support 
to all the Cultural Centers and must determine how to best do that. The Arts 
Commission bears responsibility for the management for both the funds and the 
facility. Commissioner Roth added that the Commissioners have a responsibility to 
the community, the artists and the tenants. 

William Haskins with AAHCS encouraged support for the current proposal and said 
that he was not aware of the problems the Arts Commission was having with 
CAAAC. As a resident in CAAAC, he asked for support and said that AAHCS and 
CAAAC are important to the community and cannot continue with out Arts 
Commission support. 

Commissioner Brown stated that she has been involved with CAAAC for a long time 
and the questions the Arts Commission asked can be answered yet they're not being 
answered. The Arts Commission staff and Commissioners are all frustrated that we 
can't get a clear picture of what's going on. 

Mr. Haskins said he spoke with Professor Cayou on Friday and was under the 
impression that everything was close to being resolved. However, as a principal 
resident organization, he did not have direct input into the final document. 

Eloise McKinney- Johnson, a life member of AAHCS, pointed out that the library and 
museum are legal property of AAHCS, not CAAAC. She is concerned about the 
future of the library because their part of the building is damaged to the point that 
risks their archival materials. The poor condition of the library puts the current 
archives at risk and also inhibits the donation of other archival materials to AAHCS. 

Ms. Lerma stated that she is aware that the west wall of the facility leaks and the 
Department of Public Works is looking at how to fix it. She encouraged AAHCS to 
move the original documents to another area. 

Ms. McKinney-Johnson asked the City to provide a safe place to move because they 
have no place to grow. Commissioner Brown commented that the building is huge 
and perhaps AAHCS could move to a safer area within CAAAC. Ms. McKinney- 
Johnson said they would have to negotiate that with the CAAAC but wanted the Arts 
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Ms. Roth said the Commission asked CAAAC for updates on capital improvements 
and the renovation process to get a sense of how the building is maintained. Ms. 
Lerma responded that several years ago, a proposal for a large renovation project was 
approved by the Arts Commission, which was inquired about during the meeting on 
Friday. Ms. Lerma said a partial renovation update was in the latest MPP. She has 
received many updates in the past but the project has never begun beyond the 
planning phase. An update on that approved renovation project should appear in the 
proposed MPP and budget. 

On page 1 8 in CAAAC's current MPP, they refer to improving a ticket booth and gift 
stand in April 2001 and improving a bathroom in June 2001. Commissioner Brown 
asked if the MPP mentioned anything about improving the library as the library 
seems more urgent than a ticket booth. 

In summary, the Commissioners encouraged the CAAAC to provide AAHCS with a 
better place to protect their documents. 

Mr. Nance added that CAAAC is in an interim set-up but they are determining long 
range plans for the Center. Today is the first time they're hearing some of the things 
brought up at this meeting. AAHCS should get more involved in resolving 
outstanding issues at the Center. 

Commissioner Roth stated she's happy that AAHCS attended the meeting to see that 
they are concerned and to hear from other voices at CAAAC. Perhaps the AAHCS 
can get some answers and accomplish things the Arts Commission has not been able 
to do. She encouraged them to stay in contact with the Arts Commission. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 
5:34 P.M. 

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Motion to pay Ed Kashi, photographer for up to $6000 for the 2001 
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Motion to pay Melody Chorus Society up to $2600 for "Millennium 
Concert" from Grants for the Arts Funds. 

3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Director's Report 



Next meeting 

March 13, 2001; Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco. 

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prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
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Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. 



ROLL CALL 

Commissioners Present 

Denise Roth 

Eddie Marshall 

Janice Mirikitani 

Commissioners Absent 

Blanche Brown 
Nery Gotico 

1 . WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller reported that WritersCorps is starting on its annual anthology with 
production through April. We have received over 200 submissions for the anthology 
including 8-9 submissions from WritersCorps teachers. Photographer for the project, 
Ed Kashi has both a national and international track record and will produce photos 
for the interior, cover, and poster for the anthology. 

WritersCorps wrapped up January with great media attention for the 2001 winner of 
the Martin Luther King Jr. Freewrite contest, which annually honors the principles of 
civil rights, freedom and service. Log Cabin Ranch resident, John S., a 17 year old 
WritersCorps youth, talks about using detention to rebuild his life and focus on 
books, learning and school. On January 15, John S. read his poem at the MLK Jr. 
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San Jose Mercury News featured his story, which generated seven more stories 
including NYtimes.com, CNN, ABC and KTVU. The relationship WritersCorps 
maintains with Department of Juvenile Probation is important and they were thrilled 
to have such positive press. In addition, individual audience members have responded 
positively in writing and verbally after the event. John S. responded well to the media 
attention and will be released in early March. 

Commissioner Marshall inquired about John's care and plans upon release. 

Ms. Heller responded that he plans to go back home in Washington to his mother and 
would like to attend Boise State University. 

The next Youth Poetry Slam is Saturday, February 24th at Borders between Everett 
Middle School, GAS A and Ida B. Wells School. The event may be webcasted. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Update 

Janice Horn announced the Chinese Spring Festival on February 3rd-4th went well, 
with about 5,000 visitors each day. The next event will be the San Francisco 
Symphony Chamber Music Concert on March 18, at 2:00 p.m. The event will feature 
70 minutes of chamber music performed by three instrumentalists in the Chinese 
Culture Center's auditorium. 

3. Arts Education 

Rachelle Axel reported that AEFC started the Mini Institutes with workshops at 
Sheriden and West Portal Elementary Schools. By year-end, there will be 15 
workshops with at least 15 teachers per workshop. 

Commissioner Mirikitani arrived at 4:45. 

The San Francisco PTA is organizing Family Art Day on March 17, 2001 from 9:00 
a.m. to 12:00 noon at Potrero Hill Middle School of the Arts, 655 De Haro Street. 
The event features a workshop for parents and children with hands-on arts activities, 
conversations with artists, and resources for parent involvement in the arts. It is made 
possible by a grant from the SFAC and sponsored by the Every Child Can Learn 
Foundation. 

AEFC has published the 5th edition of Leadership Profiles. This publication, titled 
The Art of Trust, focuses on artist/teacher collaboration and best practices. It will be 
on the web soon at www.sfinsideout.org. 

AEFC received funding from the CAC's Arts Education Partnership program. CAC 
awarded AEFC $67,000, the largest grant amount. Ms. Axel is looking into other 
possible grants from foundations, CAC and the Department of Education. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Lisa 
Kahaleole Hall for WritersCorps Outreach Coordinator up to $7500 from 
DCYF Funds. 

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Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to pay Ed Kashi, photographer for up to $6000 for the 2001 

WritersCorps anthology from Youth Arts Funds. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Megan 

Boler as a WritersCorps Evaluator for up to $6000 from Juvenile Probation 

Funds. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion to pay Melody Chorus Society up to $2600 for "Millennium Concert" 

from Grants for the Arts Funds. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

4. Program Director 

Community Arts & Education Program Director, Liz Lerma was not present due to 
illness, but Commissioner Roth informed the committee that CAAAC submitted a 
new MPP and budget. Commissioner Roth asked Carol Marie Daniels, Cultural 
Facilities Manager, to report on the most recent CAAAC document. Ms. Daniels 
distributed a copy of the latest submission and reviewed the responses to the previous 
Arts Commission memo that outlined outstanding questions. 

As Commissioner Roth reflected that this submission is inadequate in answering all 
of our questions, a member of the community stepped forward. Mr. Charles Gibson- 
McClinton, a CAAAC Advisory Board member asked to have the questions spelled 
out in writing. 

Commissioner Roth responded that the staff has documentation of the questions in 
writing to CAAAC. 

Mr. Gibson-McClinton reiterated that language is important and that if the Arts 
Commission wants something that CAAAC is not providing, the Arts Commission 
should spell it out. He recalled a request on a Friday by telephone with a Monday 
deadline. In addition, he stated that when CAAAC does make the requested 
corrections, they are not on the agenda. 

Mr. Gibson-McClinton asked if the meeting was being recorded. Commissioner Roth 
answered in the affirmative. He requested a transcript of the recorded minutes from 
this meeting. He also requested that information be made public when committee 
meetings are cancelled due to lack of a quorum. He would like to know which 
Commissioners could and which Commissioners could not attend. 

Commissioner Roth stated that she would look into it. She noted that rule changes 
must go to the Full Commission. 

Commissioner Mirikitani reiterated that the staff does the polling for a quorum, and 
that Commissioner Roth will ask the staff to respond to Mr. Gibson-McClinton's 
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There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 
5:05 P.M. 

Next Meeting 

March 13, 2001, at Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater, 4705 
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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office (25 Van Ness Avenue. Suite 240, San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business 
hours. The Community Arts and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public 
comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from 
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WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

1 . Motion to approve payment to guest artist, S. Kwaku Daddy in an amount to 
not exceed $500 from Juvenile Probation for WritersCorps 

2. Motion to approve payment to guest artist, Mandjou Kone in an amount to 
not exceed $500 from Juvenile Probation for WritersCorps 

3. Motion to approve youth honoraria payment to Marianynez Carrasco, in an 
amount to not exceed $500 from DYCF Funds. 

4. Motion to approve payment to copyeditor Gail Nelson, up to $1 000 from 
Borders and Youth Arts Fund for copyediting Teachers' Manual . 

5. Motion to approve payment to Audio Engineer Stuart Rosenthal for up to 
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evaluation and promotional purposes. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Staff report. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Liz Lerma 
Staff report. 

1 . Motion to approve a $3250 grant to SOMA Youth Arts Festival from the 
2000-01 Grants for the Arts festivals fund. 

2. Motion to approve the concept design for Bayview Opera House Ruth 
Williams Memorial Theater Plaza. 

3. Motion to approve application to Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
as a co-applicant with MUNI and Bayview Opera House, Inc. for a 
Transportation for Livable Communities Capital Program grant for $2 
million. 

4. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Mary Edwards to provide human resource consulting towards a 
CAE workflow plan in an amount not to exceed $7055 from Hotel Tax 
Funds. 

5. Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for Programs in the 
Community grant selection: 

Marie Acosta Ponce 

Juana Alicia, Institute for Urban Arts 

Alexandra Redfield, Mexican Museum 

Anne Brodsky, Meridian Gallery 

Susan Cervantes, Precita Eyes 

Grant Din, Asian Neighborhood Design 

Gary Draper. Performing Arts Workshop 

Tom Ferentz, 6th Street Photography 

Deedra Jackson, DCYF 

Gloria Jaramillo, Mexican Museum 

Safi Jiroh 

Lester Jones, Zellerbach Family Fund 

Emily Keeler, San Francisco Arts Education Project 

Sunny Le, Pro Arts 

Nancy Legge, Marin Arts Council 

Nashormeh Lindo 

Carolyn Mason, Performing Arts Workshop 

Tomye Neal-Madison, Lillian Palcy Center 

Nancy Ng 

Karen Ransom, Oakland Museum 

Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs 

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Diem Jones, East Bay Center for Arts 

Angela Johnson 

6. New Business 

7. Old Business 

8. Adjournment 

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Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:52 P.M. 

ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Denise Roth 

Blanche Brown 

Eddie Marshall 

Janice Mirikitani 

Andrea Cochran from the Civic Design Committee 

Commissioners Absent 

Nery Gotico 

WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller reported that WritersCorps started production on its annual anthology. WritersCorps has 
begun recruiting teachers for next year. Two thirds of the teaching staff will return and we will be 
seeking three to four teachers for next fall. We will pass out recruitment flyers at April meeting and 
since word of mouth is the best recruitment method, we hope that the Commissioners, particularly 
Commissioner Mirikitani, can get the word out. Applications are due May 1 1 . 

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agency. Ten young people age 8-21 talked about what they get out of WritersCorps. We found that what 
they care about most is the opportunity to write and share their feelings. These evaluations impact 
WritersCorps' long range planning and promotion. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to approve payment to guest artist, S. Kwaku Daddy in an amount to not exceed $500 

from Juvenile Probation for WritersCorps 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion to approve payment to guest artist, Mandjou Kone in an amount to not exceed $500 from 

Juvenile Probation for WritersCorps 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to approve youth honoraria payment to Marianynez Carrasco, in an amount to not exceed 

$500 from DYCF Funds. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to approve payment to copyeditor Gail Nelson, up to $1000 from Borders and Youth Arts 

Fund for copyediting Teachers' Manual. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to approve payment to Audio Engineer Stuart Rosenthal for up to $700 from Borders and 

Youth Arts Fund for recording student forum for evaluation and promotional purposes. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Chinatown Community Arts Update 

Janice Horn had to leave early for a meeting in Chinatown so Ms. Lerma gave her report. 

On March 18, the San Francisco Symphony and the Arts Commission will present the 2001 Chamber 
Music Concert at the Chinese Culture Center from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Admission is free, but you do 
need to reserve tickets. 

From March 24-April 28 a photo exhibition called Eastern Exposure will be at the CCAP gallery. The 
opening is March 24 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at 750 Kearny Street, inside the Holiday Inn on the third floor. 

Arts Education 

Rachelle Axel went home sick today, so Ms. Lerma gave the Arts Education report as well. 

The Arts Commission's Arts Education Officer acts as the project director for Arts Education Funders 
Collaborative (AEFC). The Arts Commission contributes $10,000 to a fund involving a dozen 
foundations and works to put arts education back into the elementary schools. AEFC is in the eighth 
year of addressing the goal of getting arts education into the elementary schools and has focused on 
elementary and pre-K child development centers. Superintendent Ackerman met with the Arts Education 
Funders Collaborative last Thursday and said that she wants to heighten the profile of arts education in 
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AEFC provides funding so that schools can develop their own arts education plan, which involves hiring 
artists or arts education organizations to come into the schools. The process of paying artists and arts 
organizations has been problematic due to the K resolution process at SFUSD. To streamline the 
payment process, Superintendent Ackerman said the K resolution process would be totally different. She 
would like school planning to be complete by the time the SFUSD budgets are prepared so that payment 
to artists and arts organizations are pre-approved in the budget. 

Superintendent Ackerman supports the AEFC's plan to create three demonstration sites for the third 
phase of their project activities. The demonstration sites will consist of two elementary schools and one 
child development center. Each site will receive funding to support comprehensive arts programming. 
Through in-depth evaluation, it is hoped that the benefits and value of arts education will be 
demonstrated as a necessary component of a well-rounded education. 

Tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. Supervisor Ammiano and Supervisor Maxwell will meet with Board of 
Education members, Wynns and Mar. The arts education taskforce led by Supervisor Teng is on the 
agenda, demonstrating that the issue is still alive amongst the Board of Education and the Supervisors, 
even though Supervisor Teng is no longer on the Board. 

Tomorrow at 3:30 the Arts Providers Alliance meets with Supervisor Sophie Maxwell to talk about what 
happened at the previous day's meeting. Mr. Newirth will be in attendance. 

The mini institutes, workshops held at five different schools to provide teachers with more in depth 
information and practice in the arts and delivering the arts to the children, are in progress. Teachers are 
attending them and we're receiving good feedback. 

One more monograph, published essays focussing on different aspects of arts education in the schools, 
will be focussed on parents' involvement in arts education. 

Program Director 

Commissioner Roth thanked Commissioner Cochran from the Civic Design Committee for attending 
today's meeting to share her expertise. 

There have been a couple of Bayview Opera House (BVOH) Plaza design charettes involving MUNI 
staff, Arts Commission staff, Mayor's Office of Economic Development staff, Bureau of Architecture 
staff, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency staff, and Bayview Opera House's own design team to 
develop the concept design for the plaza. This is Phase 2 of a larger project. Partial funding has already 
been received by MUNI for Phase 1 and 3. Ms. Lerma introduced Lisa King, a planner with the San 
Francisco Redevelopment Agency. 

For the past four years, the residents, community organizations, and business people of Bayview 
Hunters Point have been working together with their elected representatives and staff members in City 
government toward the physical and economic revitalization of their community. The Bayview Hunters 
Point Revitalization Concept Plan serves as the physical and economic blueprint for revitalization of the 
Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Recently released by the community, in conjunction with the SF 
Redevelopment Agency, the Concept Plan calls for the creation of an improved Bayview Opera House 
plaza, transit center and pedestrian improvements in the center of the community at this key transit node. 

With the award of a Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) Planning Grant by the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission (MTC), the "Bayview Connections Project" was initiated in March 1999 to 
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that will connect transit to retail, service, cultural and residential uses in the heart of the community. 
These improvements will be the first tangible step toward realizing the community's vision as expressed 
in the Concept Plan. The improvements will also serve as a demonstration project for collaborative 
community planning of transportation-related improvements that help make the neighborhood and the 
City more livable. 

With the award of a $2 million TLC Capital Grant for Phases 1 and 2 of the Bayview Connections 
Project in April of last year, community members, City staff, and consultants have worked with the 
Bayview Opera House to further the reality of implementing Phase 3, a redesigned Bayview Opera 
House Plaza. This work has included continued community outreach, planning, fundraising, and 
refinement of the original conceptual design. 

The improvements create a series of activated pedestrian-oriented public spaces, tying a major MUNI 
transit hub to surrounding residential, commercial, cultural and institutional uses, all in the center of the 
Bayview Hunters Point community. 

Along Third Street, two linked pedestrian spaces will take shape along the Mendell street right-of-way. 
This corridor will be permanently closed to automobiles, creating a "walking street" connecting major 
transit stops with retail/food, childcare, cultural and recreational facilities. 

The design proposal for Phase 2 funding for the Bayview Opera House Plaza was encouraged by MTC. 
It focuses on re-connecting the plaza into the community fabric. The existing underutilized plaza area, 
currently the BVOH parking lot and outdoor garden spaces, will be improved and designed so that it 
connects clearly across Oakdale Avenue to the Oakdale/Palou Transit Hub. The design of the Bayview 
Opera House Plaza will further the activities of the cultural and recreational institutions on the Opera 
House block by creating opportunities for an outdoor performance space, community gardens and public 
art projects as well as programmed outdoor cultural events. 

In Phase 2, BVOH will remodel BVOH Plaza by improving the outdoor stage while keeping truck 
delivery accessibility, and developing a garden area. The BVOH board is currently planning the 
renovation of the Opera House as well as building a three-story structure, next to the Opera House, 
similar to the one which was demolished in the 1970's. Third Street is the major entry corridor to 
Bayview and the concept design includes switching the front door of BVOH to Third Street, making 
BVOH an icon for the community. The new building will accommodate commercial and office space as 
part of the BVOH, and add seismic support to the existing building. At this stage, we are developing a 
concept design for the plaza; a grant award will be used to work out the details and pay for plaza 
improvements. 

Commissioner Roth asked if all the parking would be eliminated for the garden/plaza area. Ms. Bell 
responded that the community prefers a park and she does not believe parking will be a problem. The 
Providence Church will put in a parking lot for the senior center and they have given BVOH permission 
to use it. There is also parking up the hill around Burnadette School. 

Mr. Newirth noted that Commissioner Cochran is a landscape architect and that is why we invited her to 
this meeting. Commissioner Cochran said that the design has a lot of flexibility and was assured that the 
design will be refined in meetings throughout the month. Detail planning will begin if we are awarded 
the grant and as Ms. Bell develops her programming needs. Commissioner Cochran commented that the 
design indicates a pretty urban plaza with trees and pavement. If it's going to accommodate heavy 
usage, this strategy will be easier to maintain. However, she heard Ms. Bell describing much more 
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Mr. Glen Nance, involved with Infusion One, a youth group in Hunters Point, sees the importance of the 
project and would like to see it happen as soon as possible. 

A community member asked what considerations have been made in hiring a developer. Ms. Lerma 
noted that hiring a developer will take place in the future. Commissioner Roth noted that the hiring 
decision of the developers belongs to BVOH and not the Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the concept design for Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater 

Plaza. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to approve application to Metropolitan Transportation Commission as a co-applicant with 
MUNI and Bayview Opera House, Inc. for a Transportation for Livable Communities Capital 
Program grant for $2 million. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion to approve a $3250 grant to SOMA Youth Arts Festival from the 2000-01 Grants for the 

Arts festivals fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Lerma explained that the CAE staff has grown as needed but without strategic planning. 
WritersCorps and Arts Education have added assistants and, as work became busier with the cultural 
centers, we hired a cultural facilities manager. This was done in response to additional work, but we 
have realized that we may not be functioning as efficiently as possible. CAE would like to plan our 
workflow now by examining who is doing what and how we can work better. The amount of the 
contract has not yet been negotiated (though the proposed amount includes a 15% discount given to non- 
profits). The consultant has asked for $7000. We may negotiate a better deal, but would like approval for 
the full amount. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Mary Edwards to 
provide human resource consulting towards a CAE workflow plan in an amount not to exceed 
$7055 from Hotel Tax Funds. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for Programs in the Community grant selection: 

Marie Acosta Ponce 

Juana Alicia, Institute for Urban Arts 

Alexandra Redfleld, Mexican Museum 

Anne Brodsky, Meridian Gallery 

Susan Cervantes, Precita Eyes 

Grant Din, Asian Neighborhood Design 

Gary Draper, Performing Arts Workshop 

Tom Ferentz, 6 th Street Photography 
Deedra Jackson, DCYF 



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Gloria Jaramillo, Mexican Museum 

Safi Jiroh 

Lester Jones, Zellerbach Family Fund 

Emily Keeler, San Francisco Arts Education Project 

Sunny Le, Pro Arts 

Nancy Legge, Marin Arts Council 

Nashormeh Lindo 

Carolyn Mason, Performing Arts Workshop 

Tomye Neal-Madison, Lillian Paley Center 

Nancy Ng 

Karen Ransom, Oakland Museum 

Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs 

Alrene Schwartz, MOCHA 

John Seto 

Diem Jones, East Bay Center for Arts 

Angela Johnson 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Our PIC panel will meet on March 26 from 8:30-5:00 to review 19 applications for PIC grants that 
support arts programs by non-arts, community-based or social service organizations. We will assemble 
the five-member review panel from the approved list. 

Ms. Lerma also updated the Commissioners on CAAAC's latest MPP and budget review. Two months 
ago, Commissioner Roth requested that CAAAC submit a year-to-date financial statement, which they 
produced. Ms. Lerma followed up with some questions and Dr. Oba T'Shaka responded. They attached 
an updated financial statement with their latest MPP and budget submission. Ms. Lerma has not been 
able to complete her review because additional questions have been raised based on the accompanying 
financial statement, and therefore cannot be put it on the agenda for approval. The questions are beyond 
her expertise and have been sent to the City Attorney's Office. 

Commissioner Roth opened the floor for public comment. 

Dr. Oba T'Shaka addressed the Commission. CAAAC's executive board acknowledged mismanagement 
of the Center once it was discovered and assumed responsibility for correcting it. CAAAC met with Mr. 
Newirth, Ms. Lerma, and Commissioner Brown in July to demonstrate that the CAAAC board was 
serious about taking responsibility for the Center's affairs. Dr. T'Shaka offered his services as the 
interim executive director and CAAAC began using the Quickbooks system (after two years of misuse 
by the previous director). DPW reported the building was safe, clean, and secure during the summer. 
The leaking west wall is now being dealt with. 

Later in the summer, the Arts Commission told CAAAC what questions they had to answer to receive 
the remaining 1999-2000 budget reimbursements. They received two reimbursements, but not the last. 
The last reimbursement request is for approximately $30,000 and has not been reimbursed because of 
the dates on the cancelled checks. 

Dr. T' Shaka said that there are rumors that nothing is going on at the Center. This would be a logical 
conclusion given that CAAAC has not received any funding for fiscal year 2000-2001. In fact, 
programming has not only continued, but has increased from the previous fiscal year. 

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documents particularly on San Francisco African and African American history. Cultural Odyssey and 
other associates have maintained their programs. Monday night jazz continues. From August to 
February, CAAAC presented street art on violence and the need to end it. On September 19, Dead Prez 
performed (a leading rap group) to a group of 400 people. LEGACY TO FRUITION, a play produced 
by young students, attracted 150 adults and over 400 students from the public schools in January. Poor 
attendance to Afrikaa Bambata in October made the staff understand that they could only handle one 
CAAAC event a month. From November 17-19, a play called RELATIONSHIPS occurred. December 
10, the Alliance of Black School Educators had their first function at the Center. From February 13- 
March 31, the Shono sculptor exhibit is up, shipped from Africa. February 23-24 featured the 
centerpiece of CAAAC programming called the STATE OF THE RACE AND SOLUTIONS. 

CAAAC has an active advisory board who reached out to a broader cross section of the community 
meeting once a month, in conjunction with board meetings. The advisory board looked at how CAAAC 
can serve the cultural needs of the African American community. 

The Center has operated by the support of other cultural centers. SomArts loaned CAAAC $21,000 to 
meet payrolls, the board has loaned $10,000, Dr. T'Shaka has put up $5,000 of his own money, Pan 
African People's Association loaned $9,000, and Wajumbe loaned $1 1,000. It is very difficult to operate 
without a budget and the Center feels like it is being strangled. 

CAAAC submitted an MPP and budget on September 1 3 and had only five-day notice to come up with a 
budget for fiscal year 2000-2001. The budget had some shortcomings as Dr.T'Shaka worked 30 hours 
over the weekend on it. The Center does not have an assistant director or a secretary. The last response 
CAAAC received about the budget included very few negative comments. There needs to be a 
resolution to this impasse. Without resources, it's difficult to say the Commission supports the Center 
and maintains its operations. 

A proposal from the CAAAC Board of Directors suggests that either through releasing some of the 
2000-2001 Hotel Tax Funds or through other Arts Commission funds, CAAAC would like to bring 
someone on with adequate money, to serve as interim director. CAAAC would like to meet with staff 
and Commissioners to clarify questions with the MPP and budget. CAAAC would like to be put into a 
position to receive their 2000-2001 budget and the remaining 1999-2000 funds. 

Ellen Carr, the Advisory Board Chairperson, concurs that the three resolutions presented by the CAAAC 
board of directors should be acted on immediately. 

Deborah Craig, a CAAAC board member, is concerned that there is no resolution to CAAAC 's budget 
after eight months since the start of the fiscal year. While the budget may need correction, she is 
concerned that there is no budget recommendation after eight months. The MPP responses now seem nit 
picky and it seems there is never enough time to tend to CAAAC 's budget. She urges the Commission to 
be fair and diligent in releasing the funds so CAAAC can function at the same capacity as the other 
Centers. 

Genevieve Bayan has been involved with CAAAC since 1989. She is aware of the flaws non-profits 
make and asks the Arts Commission to be tolerant and sensitive and continue financial support of 
CAAAC. 

Professor Nontsitsi Cayou, representing CAAAC and Wajumbe, testified that CAAAC attracts a 
worldwide audience. Tourists, community members, and teachers phone call for CAAAC 's schedule 
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a confirmed budget; Wajumbe had to pick up the entire bill for a joint exhibition between Wajumbe and 
CAAAC. She feels the lack of operational support reflects poorly on the center and on the Arts 
Commission. In addition, she would like to see a document that explains the difficulties the Arts 
Commission has with the information CAAAC has submitted. 

Mr. Glen Nance, board member of the African American Historical Society encouraged the Arts 
Commission to work with the CAAAC board and Dr. T'Shaka so that they may provide whatever 
materials are missing. He stated that everyone is affected by the status of the funds and without an 
executive director, the reports requested by the Arts Commission are hard to submit. He requested 
immediate funding to care for the building and to hire an executive director. 

Commissioner Brown responded that the Commission is just as anxious as the community to resolve the 
problems but cannot until the City Attorney's Office responds. Ms. Lerma stated that she could call the 
City Attorney's Office every day to follow-up on this matter. The issues are serious and complex, and 
questions are being addressed by more than one person. Commissioner Brown said that she, too, would 
do what she can. 

Commissioner Roth requested that the staff keep CAAAC informed of the progress. She also clarified 
that the staff is not authorized to take action without approval by the CAE Committee. 

Professor Cayou asked what questions have been taken to the City Attorney. Ms. Lerma began to 
explain the questionable use of another public agency's funds to pay off back payroll taxes. Mr. Newirth 
advised Ms. Lerma to provide the questions to CAAAC in writing. Ms. Lerma will provide all questions 
in writing. 

Commissioner Roth took one last public testimony from Doris Rowe, an associate member of CAAAC. 
Ms. Rowe spoke in support of CAAAC and emphasized CAAAC s need for an administrative director. 
She also underscored the associate CAAAC members' need for programming support from CAAAC 's 
Arts Commission money. She said she has no knowledge of the administrative mess, but would like to 
see it resolved in the open. The residents as well as the whole community are affected. 

Commissioner Roth advised staff to stop addressing the issue until they hear from the City Attorney's 
office. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 6:35 P.M. 

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office (25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business 
hours The Community Arts and education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public 
comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
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.AGENDA 

1. WritersCorps Update 
Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

i . Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 
Web producer, Hien Nguyen, for WritersCorps website refreshes, not to 
exceed $6500 from DCYF funds. 

2. Motion to approve payment to Small Press Distribution to fund the 
BookSpot project in an amount not to exceed $2000 from DCYF funds. 

3. Motion to approve payment to Small Press Distribution to fund the 
BookSpot project in an amount not to exceed $3500 from Juvenile 
Probation. 

4. Motion to approve payment to Small Press Distribution to fund the 
BookSpot project in an amount not to exceed $1000 from Borders and 
Youth Arts Fund. 



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5. Motion to approve payment to pay Guest Artists, Tisa Bryant and 
Priscilla Lee, in an amount not to exceed $1000 from Borders and 
Youth Arts Funds. 

6 Motion to modify Nicole Gonzales* contract for National WritersCorps 
travel from $24,000 up to $29,000 from the DCYF carryforward fund. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Ruchelle Axel 
Staff report. 

4. Program Director's Report 
Liz Lerma 

Staff report. 

1 . Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts funds for 
honoraria and transportation reimbursement for Programs in the 
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5. New Business 

6. Old Business 

7. Adjournment 

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Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:50 P.M. 

ROLL CALL 

Commissioners Present 

Denise Roth 
Nery Gotico 

Commissioners Absent 

Blanche Brown 

Eddie Marshall 

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Since we did not have a quorum, the staff met with Commissioners to give staff reports and 
program updates and to explain the proposed motions. 

1 . WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller reported that the WritersCorps Web site ( http ://sfac. sfsu. edu/WC ) and 
( http://www.writerscorps-sf.org ) would be updated to aid in the teacher recruitment process for 
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WritersCorps sites at the beginning of the school year. 

Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Web producer, Hien 
Nguyen, for WritersCorps website refreshes, not to exceed $6500 from DCYF funds. 

The next three motions address BookSpot, a WritersCorps project in its third year. We receive 
grants from DCYF and Juvenile Probation to buy books in four communities sites: Log Cabin 
Ranch, Girls After School Academy (GASA), Mercy Services, and Center for Young Women's 
Development. 

Motion to approve payment to Small Press Distribution to fund the BookSpot project in an 
amount not to exceed $2000 from DCYF funds. 

Motion to approve payment to Small Press Distribution to fund the BookSpot project in an 
amount not to exceed $3500 from Juvenile Probation. 

Motion to approve payment to Small Press Distribution to fund the BookSpot project in an 
amount not to exceed $1000 from Borders and Youth Arts Fund. 

The next motion concerns guest artists at WritersCorps sites. The instructors like to share guest 
artists with each other when they find dynamic presenters. While each artist charges $75/visit, 
WritersCorps is requesting $1,000 to leave a broad spending cap in case many teachers want to 
have the same artist visit their classroom. 

Motion to approve payment to pay Guest Artists, Tisa Bryant, Robert Henry Johnson, 
UpSurge, and Priscilla Lee, in an amount not to exceed $1000 from Borders and Youth Arts 
Funds. 

Borders has traditionally paid for one teacher and two students to travel to the National All-Star 
Slam competition in Washington, D.C. They are not continuing to sponsor the travel this year, so 
WritersCorps would like to use the 2000-2001 carryforward funds to send two teachers, two 
students, and our events coordinator (who will act as fiscal sponsor) to the Slam. 

Motion to modify Nicole Gonzales' contract for National WritersCorps travel from $24,000 
up to $29,000 from the DCYF carryforward fund. 

Supervisor Sophie Maxwell will be a judge at the Slam finals at SomArts on April 21 . Other 
judges include Liz Lerma and Russell Gonzaga; we still need a media celebrity and a sports star. 
The event will not be Webcast because the company that was going to Webcast the event is no 
longer in business. 

We just finished our teacher's retreat with a great group of teachers. Most will be returning next 
year. One is leaving to get her MFA. The other would like to pursue other interests, but will stay 
in touch as a WritersCorps advisor. 

WritersCorps students published in the 2001 anthology Jump will read their work on May 30 at 
5:30 p.m., in the Koret Auditorium of the Main Library. A book party follows the reading. Please 
come and celebrate the work of our fine young writers. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Update 

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Ms. Lerma reported for Janice Horn that the Eastern Exposure exhibit is up at CCAP through 
April 28. The exhibit features two Asian American photographers and their work on China and 
Japan. 

The next exhibit, Angel Island Immigration Experience, is in preparation. This will be a three- 
gallery presentation at The San Francisco Main Library, the Chinese Culture Center, and the 
Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Gallery, produced by Kearny Street Workshop. 
Each venue will exhibit different works, exploring themes of Chinese immigration through Angel 
Island. 

Works by Cynthia Tom, Ikuko Sato, Anna Wong, Chris Huie, Leland Wong, Zand Gee, and Jim 
Dong will be presented at the CCAP Gallery from May 8 - July 7, 2001. The opening reception 

will be at the CCAP Gallery on May 12 th from 2-4 p.m. 

Works by Flo Oy Wong will be presented at the Chinese Culture Center from May 8 - July 8, 
2001 . The reception will be on May 12 th , from 2 to 4 P.M. 

made in usa: Angel Island Shhhh, is a series of mixed media works created by Flo Oy Wong to 
explore the identity secrets of Chinese immigrants detained and interrogated in the U.S. It will be 
presented at The San Francisco Main Library from April 28 - June 2, 2001 . The Reception is May 

5 , from 2 to 4 P.M. There will also be a closing presentation on June 2, 2001 from 1 1 A.M. - 5 
P.M. 

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the exhibitions, receptions and closing presentation. 

Arts Education 

Ms. Axel reported that Mervyns has awarded the Arts Education Funders Collaborative (AEFC) 
$10,000. Mervyn's is presenting the award to the Collaborative at a gallery reception at 1 Bush 

Street Gallery on May 2 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Mervyn's and the Australian Consulate are 
sponsoring the event with invitations to the arts community and Arts Commissioners. The silent 
auction proceeds will go to AEFC, as well. 

AEFC will be entering into the third phase of the project in the ninth year, July 1. This next phase 
involves identifying three schools to be in-depth arts education demonstration sites. We've 
established an RFP process, so that the schools apply to the program and there is buy-in from the 
ground up. 

Commissioner Gotico arrived 5:00 p.m. 

The Mabel Teng Taskforce for Sustainable Arts and Music Funding is being rejuvenated. 
Supervisors Sophie Maxwell and Mark Leno will be at an April 24, 2001 meeting that will take 
the proposal to the next level of detail, the policy planning stage. 

California State Summer School on the Arts is having their Arts Scholars Day, May 3 1 at Center 
for the Arts, in the Forum from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. This is a prestigious awards ceremony for all the 
students who were accepted to the school. We would like to see CAE commissioners present, and 
would love to have one of the commissioners present the awards. Ms. Lerma noted that the 
awarded high school students receive college-level art classes, as annually, the school roams from 
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The arts education assistant, Kress MacLaren is now working four days a week. 

Ms. Axel is working out a timeline for the AEOG grants and revising the application and 
guideline language. 

The Youth Arts Festival will be at Yerba Buena Gardens the week of May 12 th - 19 th . The San 
Francisco Arts Education Project is organizing a big event on May 12 with a caravan procession 
on the Zeum rooftop. Youth Arts Day is May 12 th 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Arts Commission 
will have a booth, participating as a central point of festival information. We will be distributing 
past years' WritersCorps books and arts education publications. 

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The PIC panel met on March 26 reviewing 19 applications. We will present the panel 
recommendations to the CAE committee in August. This motion is to approve the honoraria, 
bridge toll, parking, and mileage for the panelists. This includes one half day for orientation and 
one full day of panel discussion. 

Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts funds for honoraria and 
transportation reimbursement for Programs in the Community (PIC) panelists: 



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Tomye Neal-Madison 


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Emily Keeler 


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Alexandra Redfield 


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Sonny Le 


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Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to apply retroactively 
for Grants for the Arts funding for 2001-2002. 

Ms. Lerma thanked Commissioner Roth as chair of the committee for her 
leadership in working toward building a process and system whereby the Hotel 
Tax Fund for the Western Addition Cultural Center really can serve the 
community. She also thanked the whole Commission for a difficult meeting 
yesterday and for accomplishing the work. Ultimately, public funds will be 
well spent, and the community will be better served. 

Commissioner Roth thanked Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Executive 
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There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting 
at 5:12 P.M. 

Next Meeting 

May 8, 2001, 4:30 P.M. at SomArts, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the 
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Cathy Arellano from June 30, 2001 to August 30, 2001. 

Motion to pay Somerset Printing up to $20,000 for the printing of WritersCorps 2000* 
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Motion to modify PSC#3097-00/01 contract end date fcr WritersCorp Training 
Coordinator, Judith Tannenbaum, from June 30, 2001 to August 30, 2001 and to 
increase fcr an amount not to exceed $1000 from DCYF funds, for a total contract 
amount of $21,400.00. 

Motion to pay Fast Frame up to $500 for framing WritersCorps posters in Suite 60 from 
Borders and Youth Arts Funds. 

2 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

3 Arts Education Update 

Motion to pay up to $700 to Jitters & Shakes for California State Summer School of the 
Arts (CSSSA) Awards Ceremony catering, from CSSSA funds. 

Motion to pay up to $700 to Loco BIoco for entertainment at the California State 
Summer School of the Arts (CSSSA) Awards Ceremony, from CSSSA funds and Youth 
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Motion to pay up to $300 to Touch of Class for entertainment at the California State 
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Motion to write a letter of support for Goldman Institute on Aging's applications to the 
2002-03 NEA Grant to Organizations for Access and Arts Learning. 

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1. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

1 . Morion to pay San Francisco Wu Shu Team up to $3,000 for the August 19, 
2000 Night of the Rising Stars 2000 concert 

2. Motion to pay Chinese Folk Dance Association up to $ 1 ,000 for the December 
10 r 2000 Melody of Youth Concert. 

3. Motion to pay San Francisco Gu-Zheng Music Society up to $200 for March 
24, 2000 performance at the Eastern Exposure photo exhibition's reception. 

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5. Motion to pay Kearny Street Workshop up to $400 for the May 20, 2001 Asian 
Pacific Women in Fiction Reading event 

6. Motion to pay Kearny Street Workshop up to $2,000 for the installation 
expenses of the Angel Island Immigration Experience exhibit. 

7. Motion to pay San Francisco Gu-Zheng Music Society up to $2,500 for the 
June 3, 2001 Rhythm of Youth Concert 

8. Motion to pay David Wong up to $500 for the production cost of the June 3, 
2001 Rhythm of Youth Concert 



3. Arts Education Update 

Staff report. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Liz Lerma 
Staff report. 

1 . Motion to approve the proposed South of Market Cultural Center, Bayview 
Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater and Mission Cultural Center for 
Latino Arts' 2001-2002 Cultural Center Line Item Hotel Tax Allocation 
Management and Programming Plan and budget contingent upon receipt of 
audited financial reports and community support group minutes. 

2. Motion to pay up to $20,000 to Intersection for the Arts for CO-LAB expenses 
from Grants for the Arts Funds. 



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6. Old Business 

7. Adjournment 

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Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts Commission 
will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van 
Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by 
the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible enrbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van Ness and 

Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Buses: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market 

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American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and 
Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will 
be honored if possible . 



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June 12, 2001 ♦ 4:30 p.m. 

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1 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update , 

• Motion to pay San Francisco Wu Shu Team up to $3,000 for the August 19, 2000 
Stars 2000 concert. 

• Motion to pay Chinese Folk Dance Association i 
Youth Concert. 

• Motion to pay San Francisco Gu-Zheng Music 
the Eastern Exposure Qhatt exhibition'sjecepl 

• Motion to pay Bmce^killkym^> jHt° r 'B* LL ifl B B'B BF HtWimi frame cutting 
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to $2,000 for the installation expenses of the Angel Island 

cisco Gu-ZHW^Music Society up to $2,500 for the June 3, 2001 Rhythm of 

Ton to pay David Wong up to $500 for the production cost of the June 3, 2001 Rhythm of Youth 
Concert. 



2 WritersCorps Update 

3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program DniECTOR's Report 

• Motion to approve the proposed South of Market Cultural Center, Bay view Opera House Ruth 
Williams Memorial Theater and Mission Cultural Center tor Latino Arts' 2001-2002 Cultural Center 
Line Item Hotel Tax Allocation Management and Programming Plan and budget contingent upon 
receipt of audited financial reports and community support group minutes. 

• Motion to pay up to $20,000 to Intersection for the Arts for CO-LAB expenses from Grants for the 
Arts Funds. 



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South of Market Cultural Center 

934 Brannan Street ♦ San Francisco, California 94103 

1 WritersCorps Update 

Motion to enter into contract with new WritersCorps teachers Jime Salcedo, Uchechi Kalu 
and Ishle Park from 10/01/01-06/30/02, each for up to $19,428, for a total of up to $58,284 
from DCYF Funds. 

Motion to renew contracts with WritersCorps teachers Danielle Montgomery, Jessica 
Rosenfeld, Chad Sweeney and Gloria Yamato from 10/01/01-06/30/02, each for up to 
$22,296, for a total of up to $89,1 84 from DCYF Funds 

Motion to renew contract with WritersCorps teacher Cathy Arrellano from 10/01/01 to 
06/30/02 for up to $27,292 from DCYF Funds. 

Motion to renew contract with WritersCorps teacher Michelle Matz from 10/01/01 to 
06/30/01 for up to $25,146 from DCYF Funds. 

Motion to renew contract with Kim Nelson, WritersCorps Poet-In-Residence at Log Cabin 
Ranch from 10/01/01 to 6/30/02 for up to $27,292, plus a travel allowance of up to $5000 
(for a total of up to $32,292) from Juvenile Probation Funds. 

2 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Director's Report 

Motion to write a letter of support for Goldman Institute on Aging's applications to the 2002-03 NEA Grant to 
Organizations for Access and Arts Learning. 

Motion to pay ThyssenKrupp up to $9,000 for Cultural Center elevator maintenance and repair from 2000-01 
Cultural Center Hotel Tax Funds. 

Motion to pay Monkey King Media up to 52,750 for completing the CAE Web site from 2000-01 Hotel Tax 
funds. 

Next Meeting 

The August meeting is canceled. The next meeting is September 11, 2001, 4:30 
P.M. at the Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery, 750 Kearny Street, 3 rd 
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1 WritersCorps Update 

Motion to enter into contract with new WritersCorps teachers Jime Salcedo, Ucfl|chi Kalu and 
Ishle Park from 10/01/01-06/30/02, each for up to S19,428, for a t#§d of up to[jp"8,284 from 
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Rotation to renew contract with Kim Nelson, WritersCorps Poet-In-Residence at Log Cabin 
Ranch from 10/01/01 to 6/30/02 for up to $27,292, plus a travel allowance of up to $5000 (for 
a total of up to $32,292) from Juvenile Probation Funds. 

2 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Director's Report 

Motion to write a letter of support for Goldman Institute on Aging's applications to the 2002-03 
NE A Grant to Organizations for Access and Arts Learning. 

Motion to pay ThyssenKrupp up to $9,000 for Cultural Center elevator maintenance and repair 
from 2000-01 Cultural Center Hotel Tax Funds. 

Motion to pay Monkey King Media up to $2,750 for completing the CAE Web site from 2000- 
1 Hotel Tax funds. 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office (25 Van 
Ness Avenue. Suite 240.. San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business hours. The Community Arts 
and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public comment in regard to specific items will be 
taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited 
at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any 
person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices. 



AGENDA 

I. WritcrsCorps Update 
Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

1. Motion to enter into contract with WritcrsCorps Artists in Residence Russell Gonzaga 
and Robert Henry Johnson; not to exceed $13,000 each from DCYF and Juvenile 
Probation funds from October 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. 

2. Motion to enter into contract with WritersCorps training coordinator Judith 
Tannenbauin for up to $30,000 from DCYF funds from October 1, 2001 to August 30, 
2002. 

3. Motion to enter into contract with WritersCorps publications coordinator Valerie Anne 
Bush for up to $21,750 from Juvenile Probation and Youth Arts Funds from October 1, 
2001 to August 30, 2002. 

2 Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
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Program Director's Report 
Liz Lerma 
Staff report. 

1 . Motion to write a letter of support for Goldman Institute on Aging's applications to the 
2002-03 NEA Grant to Organizations for Access and Arts Learning. 

2. Motion to approve Neighborhood Festival grants of up to $33,000 from 2001-02 Grants 
for the Arts funds to the following organizations : 

Arts Providers Alliance of SF (Intersection for the Arts) «innn 

Bayview/Hunters Point 4th of July Picnic (New Directon) -i?-n 

Fiest on the Hill (Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center) ____ 

SOMA Youth Festival (Somarts) rnjj 

New Direction Annual Parade and Community Barbecue (New Direction) ._,._. 
Sunset Community Festival (Sunset District Community Development) 

Treasure Island Community Day (Treasure Island Homeless Development ,-- n 

Initiative) 6000 

San Francisco Youth Arts Festival (Every Child Can Team Foundation) ._ ,„ 
Festival 2001 (Potrcro Hill Neighborhood House) 
Annual Holiday Unity Parade & Rally (San Francisco SAFE) 



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to the following organizations: 

Central City Hospitality House $16,000 

Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club 1 1 ,875 

Continuum HIV Services 9,6000 

Goldman Istitute on Aging 16,000 

Jamestown Community Center 12,000 

On Lok Day Services 9,470 

Programs for People 20,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center 1 1,875 

San Francisco Ministry to Nursing Homes 1 1 ,875 

San Francisco Women Against Rape 1 5,4 1 8 

St. John's Educational Thresholds Center 1 1,875 

TOTAL $145,988 

5. New Business 

6. Old Business 

7. Adjournment 
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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office (25 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business hours. The Community Arts 
and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public comment in regard to specific items will be 
taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited 
at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any 
person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
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I. WritersCorps Update 
Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

1. Motion to enter into contract with WritersCorps Artists in Residence Russell Gonzaga 
and Robert Henry Johnson; not to exceed $13,000 each from DCYF and Juvenile 
Probation funds from October 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. 

2. Motion to enter into contract with WritersCorps training coordinator Judith 
Tanncnbaum for up to $30,000 from DCYF funds from October 1, 2001 to August 30, 
2002. 

3. Motion to enter into contract with WritersCorps publications coordinator Valeric Anne 
Bush for up to $21,750 from Juvenile Probation and Youth Arts Funds from October 1, 
2001 to August 30, 2002. 



2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Rachelle Axel 
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Liz Lerma 
Staff report. 

1 . Motion to write a letter of support for Goldman Institute on Aging's applications to the 
2002-03 NEA Grant to Organizations for Access and Arts Learning. 

2. Motion to approve Neighborhood Festival grants of up to $33,000 from 2001-02 Grants 
for the Arts funds to the following organizations : 

Arts Providers Alliance of SF (Intersection tor the Arts) ~ . ___ 

Bayvicw/Huntcrs Point 4th of July Picnic (New Directon) ,,>,„ 

Ficst on the Hill (Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center) 79<n 

SOMA Youth Festival (Somarts) 

New Direction Annual Parade and Community Barbecue (New Direction) .»,„ 

Sunset Community Festival (Sunset District Community Development) 

Treasure Island Community Day (Treasure Island Homeless Development -„,„ 

Initiative) 



San Francisco Youth Arts Festival (Every Child Can Learn Foundation) 

Festival 2001 (Potrero Hill Neighborhood House) 

Annual Holiday Unity Parade & Rally (San Francisco SAFE) 



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3. Motion to approve PIC grants of up to $145,988, from 2001-02 Grants for the Arts funds 
to the following organizations: 

Central City Hospitality House $16,000 

Columbia Park Boys & Girls Club 11 ,875 

Continuum HIV Services 9,6000 

Goldman Istitutc on Aging 16,000 

Jamestown Community Center 12,000 

On Lok Day Services 9,470 

Programs for People 20,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center 1 1 ,875 

San Francisco Ministry to Nursing Homes 1 1 ,875 

San Francisco Women Against Rape 1 5,4 1 8 

St. John's Educational Thresholds Center 1 1 ,875 

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5. New Business 

6. Old Business 

7. Adjournment 

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Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Rachel! e Axel 
Staff report. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Liz Lerma 
Staff report. 

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Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office ^25 Van Hess Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, California $4102) during regular business 
hours. Trie Community Arts and Education Program can be reached at 4i5-252-2598. Public 
comment in regard to specific items wilt be taken before or during consideration of the item, 

The ringing of and use of ceU phones, pagers and similar sound -producing electronic devices are 

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AGENDA 

1 . WritersCorps Update 
Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

a. Motion to modify WritersCorps web designer/producerThu-Hien 

Nguyen's contract (Res No. 0507-01-179) for an increase of up to $3500, 
making her total contract amount $10,000, from Borders and Youth Arts 
funds. 



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Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

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Liz Lerma 

Staff report. 

a. Motion to write a letter of support for Goldman Institute on Aging's 
applications to the 2002-03 NEA Grant to Organizations for Access and 
Arts Learning. 

b. Motion to approve the Cultural Center Maintenance & Repair Policy. 

c. Motion to approve the Cultural Center Grants for Facilities Projects 
Policy. 

d. Motion to approve a $74,425 grant to South of Market Cultural Center 
(Som Arts) for maintenance and repairs from Cultural Centers Continuing 
Project Fund. 

e. Motion to approve a $9,350 grant to Mission Cultural Center for Latino 
Arts (MCCLA) for maintenance and repairs from Cultural Centers 
Continuing Project Fund. 

f. Motion to approve a $15,000 grant to Bayview Opera House for 
maintenance and repairs from Cultural Centers Continuing Project Fund. 

g. Motion to approve a $275,950 grant to Intersection for the Arts as fiscal 
sponsor for the African American Art & Culture Complex for 
maintenance and repairs from Cultural Centers Continuing Project Fund. 

5. New Business 

6. Old Business 

7. Adjournment 

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Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts Commission 
will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van 
Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by 
the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van Ness and 
Market, one-half block from the building. 

Muni Buses.: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

\ BART: Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 

Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical 
based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
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September 2 1,2001 

Bill Ivey 

Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts 

Nancy Hanks Center 

1 100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 

Washington, DC 20506-0001 

Dear Mr. Ivey, 

I am writing in support of the proposal by the Goldman Institute on Aging for 
their Consortium for Elders and Youth in the Arts (CEYA) program submitted 
to your Arts Learning and Access grant giving programs. The San Francisco 
Arts Commission's Community Arts and Education program has funded 
CEYA for the past two years with a Programs in the Community grant. 

The Goldman Institute on Aging initiated CEYA in 1996 as a pilot project. It 
was designed and implemented to help keep elders connected and contributing 
to their communities by becoming genuine resources for youth. All 
programming under CEYA involves an Integrated Learning Experience model 
with projects based in the visual and performing arts. Other educational 
components include oral history, creative writing, poetry, and language arts. 
The cross-generational and multi-lingual programming being proposed will 
involve agencies and schools from throughout San Francisco and reflect a 
diversity of community interests. 

Please call me if you have any questions. 

Very truly yours, 



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San Francisco Arts Commission 
Cultural Centers Maintenance and Repair Policy 



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INTRODUCTION 

This is intended to help define the basic policies and procedures of the Arts Commission relative 
to the maintenance and repair of the four City-owned cultural centers, African American Art and 
Culture Complex (AAACC), Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater (BVOH), 
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) and South of Market Cultural Center (SomArts). 

The community-based cultural centers are dedicated to providing accessible arts opportunities for 
all San Franciscans. Four City-owned facilities operated by nonprofit arts organizations provide 
cultural and arts programs. The centers have free or low-cost classes, as well as venues for 
performances, festivals and gallery exhibitions. Cultural centers are an integral part of the arts in 
San Francisco, serving artists, community groups and visitors. The Community Arts & Education 
Program (CAE) of the San Francisco Arts Commission provide management of the cultural 
centers by the Cultural Facilities Manager, supervised by the Community Arts & Education 
Program Director. 

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR POLICY; CULTURAL CENTERS PURVIEW 

It is each cultural center's responsibility to maintain the facility, including regular cleaning and 
minor repairs. Responsibility for maintenance and minor repairs include: broken windows, doors, 
interior walls, doorknobs and door handles, keys, light bulbs (replacement), plugged toilets, 
dripping sinks, and other minor plumbing and building repairs. 

If there is a parking lot, trees or land around the Center, its maintenance is the Center's 
responsibility. 

Centers may paint the interior, and create temporary walls or programming spaces at will, such 
as may be found in a gallery. Such walls or programming spaces must be built to code as defined 
by the CCSF Building Code, as applicable. 

Under the Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation, SFAC provides support for the maintenance, 
operations and programming of the cultural centers. Using Hotel Tax Funds, cultural centers must 
budget adequately to support facility maintenance for which they are responsible. 

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR POLICY: ARTS COMMISSION PURVIEW 

The Community Arts & Education Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission is responsible 
for cultural centers' maintenance and repair of facility systems, which include: the roof, ADA and 
seismic improvements, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, including ductwork, door and 
window frame replacement, exterior walls, asbestos and lead paint abatement 

RENOVATIONS 

All facility projects which permanently impact facility systems and fenestration are considered to 
be renovations. Facility systems are the roof, exterior walls and doors, HVAC (including 
ductwork), electrical, plumbing, and fire alarm system. Fenestration is the arrangement, 
proportioning, and design of windows and doors in a building. All renovation projects require Arts 
Commission approval and coordination with the Cultural Facilities Manager. 

Renovation projects are permanent structural changes to the building. Renovation projects 
include: moving walls, adding plumbing, ductwork, doors, windows, rooms, or creating permanent 
new spaces within or around the existing building. Upgrading the electrical system is a permanent 
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STAFFING REQUIREMENTS 

Cultural Centers must have a Facility Manager, who is responsible for facility maintenance, and 
interfacing with the CAE Cultural Facilities Manager and Department of Public Works (DPW) 
personnel. The CAE Cultural Facilities Manager, under the supervision of the CAE Program 
Director controls the work of DPW personnel. Cultural Centers are not authorized to call upon the 
services of DPW, except in the case of an emergency. Cultural Centers must also maintain their 
own list of local contractors and resources for maintenance and emergency needs. 

When CAE receives annual maintenance support for the cultural centers from the City's general 
fund, it is used to pay for a part-time DPW Stationary Engineer for the Cultural Centers. The 
Stationary Engineer's work is focused on maintaining major facility systems. The Stationary 
Engineer is not to perform regular cleaning or minor repairs, which might be the responsibility of 
the centers. The Stationary Engineer will perform work ordered by the CAE Cultural Facilities 
Manager, and coordinate facility work with the Facility Manager of the cultural center. 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS 

There is no obligation, implied or stated, to make capital improvements to the cultural centers. 
While the CAE Program would like to see the centers fully upgraded and improved, its ability to 
do so is dependent on the availability of funds. From time to time, CAE receives capital 
improvements funding for specific projects at the Centers. Cultural Centers may obtain their own 
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This policy is mean! to provide clarification regarding grants to any of the centers for facilities 
projects. 

1. The scope of work for cultural center facilities projects must be appropriately defined by 
plans developed by a professional architect or a specialist in the project field. 

2. All facilities projects require Arts Commission approval and coordination with the Cultural 
Facilities Manager. 

The cultural center or the contractor hired to do the work must obtain appropriate permits) 
before starting approved projects. 

3. Work funded by a CAE/SFAC grant must be done by a City -certified vendor. If a cultural 
center obtains a bid or estimate for an SFAC-funded project from a contractor who is not 
certified, that contractor must become City-certified before any work is performed, in order 
for the cultural center to be paid or reimbursed by the SFAC for the work. Centers can hire 
non-certified contractors and vendors for work funded by sources other than SFAC. 

4. Cultural centers must obtain three estimates or bids from contractors of the center's choice. 
Centers can select City-certified vendors from the list available from the Human Rights 
Commission. The list of City-certified can be accessed online at the following address: 
URL# www.ci.sf.ca.us/sfhumanrights/directorv7vlist 1. htm 



5. The CAE Cultural Facilities Manager must have a copy of all estimates before the center 
goes to contract, so that SFAC can ask questions, provide input, and/or coordinate the project 
with other facility work. 

6. SFAC will not pay the entire amount at the start of, or at any time in the course of the project. 
Payments to the centers do not have to be made on a reimbursement basis. Centers can 
invoice SFAC, with the contractor's invoice attached, as the project progresses. Payments 
will be made on an as-needed basis. 

For example, often a contractor requires 50% of the estimated cost up front. SFAC will make 
that payment, with the other 50% payment after the job is done to the satisfaction of the 
cultural center and the SFAC. 

SFAC will make additional payments up to a total of 80% of the cost, if required before the 
job is finished, if the project is progressing fine. Upon satisfactory completion ofthe project, 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 9 2004 



November 13,2001 

4:30 P.M. 
25 Van Ness, Suite 70 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Meeting Notes 

Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:35 P.M. 

ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Denise Roth 

Eddie Marshall 

Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

Blanche Brown 
Janice Mirikitani 



WritersCorps Update 

WritersCorps began its 8th year with eight teachers (teacher bios were distributed for five 
returning teachers, three new teachers, one poet-in-residence at Log Cabin Ranch, and two artists- 
in-residence). The Artists in Residence is a new initiative that allows two artists, Russell Gonzaga 
(former WritersCorps instructor) and Robert Henry Johnson, to collaborate with the teachers in 
the classroom. WritersCorps' commitment to greater outreach recruited diverse and excellent 
teachers. 

WritersCorps site numbers have increased from last year with a return to International Studies 
Academy and a new site (SF Main Library). Starting in January, the library will host weekly 
workshops for 12 teens. The program hopes to attract released Log Cabin boys in an effort for 
greater aftercare. 

Fulfilling a new initiative to involve more youth in the administration of the program, five youth 
will intern with WritersCorps from January to June. Teachers will nominate and help the students 
apply for the internship. The selected individuals will receive a $200/month stipend. 

Staff administrative goals are to raise more private money. The short-term goal is to raise $60,000. 
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The program has received positive recognition, lately. Jump, WritersCorps' anthology, won the 
Western Art Director's Guild award for design. The ACLU invited WritersCorps to its youth 
conference on juvenile justice. Staff sold out of the WritersCorps Teacher Guide and the young 
men at Log Cabin read their poems during the closing act for the event. 

Johnny Miller, our contact at Log Cabin has resigned. Staff has firmed up our MOU so that we 
maintain a relationship with the site. 

Commissioner Roth praised the program for attracting such an impressive group of teachers. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to modify WritersCorps web designer/producer Thu-Hien Nguyen's contract (Res 
No. 0507-01-179) for an increase of up to $3500, making her total contract amount $10,000, 
from Borders and Youth Arts funds. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Update 

Ms. Horn reported that the most recent event, Melody of Youth, had a standing room only 
audience with performing dancers ranging from VA to 18 years old. 

On display in the gallery is Year of the Dragon, a digital photography exhibit capturing 
Chinatown for the past four seasons. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Ms. Axel introduced Thien Lam, the new Arts Education Program Assistant. The hiring process 
was extremely competitive with over 350 applicants. The two positions (Arts Education Officer 
and Program Assistant) have moved from Suite 60 to upstairs at Suite 240. 

The State Department of Education has adopted visual and performing arts standards so there has 
been a swell of artists, teachers, and administrators taking and needing professional development 
workshops to become better versed in these standards. The purpose of the standards is to create a 
framework for arts education so that all students at all grade levels learn arts competencies around 
specific experiential strands. The state Department of Education has established training in the 
standards in six regions around California, aimed at demystifying the language of the standards. 
The Arts Providers Alliance has been informing the local arts community about the workshops so 
that artists and teachers are prepared to implement the standards when that time arrives. 
Essentially, the idea is to have artists and educators ready in advance of the implementation, so 
there will be no further delays in bringing the standards to the classroom. 

The California Arts Council's Creativity Forum on January 23rd at Yerba Buena Garden's Forum 
will focus on arts education with the tagline: "putting standards to work." The event will highlight 
San Francisco's and the district's accomplishments, present performances, and make 
recommendations for developing an arts education plan and a timeline for the companion funding. 

AEFC is now in phase three (2001-2005) and staff is in the final stages of picking the arts 
education demonstration sites. The schools selected will be funded for four years to implement 
sequential, in-depth (ideal) arts education programs. An evaluation will accompany this project. 

AEFC held their annual kick-off: a principal's reception at the Randall Museum. The goal was to 
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including the demo sites and to highlight the good work of educators bringing arts to their 
students. Approximately 125 people were in attendance. 

Mr. Newirth reported the Arts Commission is a premiere partner for Americans for the Arts' Arts 
Education Awareness campaign. The campaign recognizes that parents agree arts education is 
important for their children, but believe that their kids are being properly educated in the arts at 
school. The campaign will encourage parents to be vocal about wanting more arts education in the 
schools. 

Premiere partner status provides the Arts Commission with access to the Ad Council's pro-bono 
service in radio, print, and possibly TV, for two years and customized for the Arts Commission. 
This nation-wide campaign will launch in January. 

4. Program Director Update 

Ms. Lerma reminded the Committee that staff only send letters of support on Arts Commission 
letterhead with Commission approval. Goldman Institute on Aging is a Programs in the 
Community (PIC) grantee and provides arts workshops to seniors. 

Mr. Newirth said the letter should be addressed to the new NEA Chairman. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to write a letter of support for Goldman Institute on Aging's applications to the 

2002-03 NEA Grant to Organizations for Access and Arts Learning. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

One of Ms. Lerma's goals for this year is to approve leases for the four City-owned cultural 
centers, which will go through the Board of Supervisors. The following two policies will go along 
with the legislation to attain a lease. 

The first motion puts the existing policy into writing. Cultural centers take care of day-to-day 
maintenance defined by broken windows, light bulbs, and dysfunctional doors. The Arts 
Commission handles capital improvements and facility system repairs, such as HVAC, electrical, 
plumbing, and roof. The centers will need to coordinate self-funded capital improvements with the 
Cultural Facilities Manager. The centers must designate a facilities manager to interface with 
DPW and City staff. The Arts Commission hires a half-time stationary engineer to share between 
the four centers. 

Commissioner Roth asked if the stationary engineer is new and if security is a part of 
maintenance. Ms. Lerma said the position is four to five years old. Security is considered separate 
from maintenance. Centers provide their own security. 

Commissioner Marshall asked who provides the maintenance for the centers. Ms. Lerma 
responded that each center hires its own crew. SomArts uses staff and hires Self-help for the 
Elderly. MCCLA has a janitor and a maintenance person. 

Commissioner Roth noted that in the Cultural Centers Maintenance and Repair Policy, the last 
paragraph under "Cultural Centers Purview" seems to over-commit the Arts Commission. Mr. 
Newirth felt that the word "support" makes it clear that the Arts Commission expects the centers 
to use HTF for facility maintenance for which they are responsible. Mr. Jack Davis, Executive 
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maintenance money: to maintain a safe, clean space for the neighborhood. 

Commissioner Roth asked if the Arts Commission funds all support for center maintenance. Ms. 
Lerma said maintenance money comes from the Arts Commission to insure the centers have 
enough money for the maintenance and repairs. Ms. Daniels added that the centers have raised 
their own money, as well, so the Arts Commission isn't the sole provider. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the Cultural Center Maintenance & Repair Policy. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

The next policy helps clarify facility grants created so that the Arts Commission can be in line 
with City policy. Approving this policy and the grants does not automatically send money to the 
center, but sets money aside for those projects as needed. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the Cultural Center Grants for Facilities Projects Policy. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

For the next four motions, Commissioner Roth asked if the money comes from capital 
improvement funds. Discussion followed. The money is a combination of the savings from annual 
maintenance funds and capital improvement funds that the have not been spent because of slow 
service from DPW. 

Funds allocated to SomArts will fix the fire panel and related electrical upgrades. The back wall at 
MCCLA has hazardous material, which needs to be removed. The wall has a mural on it, so the 
money will also replace the mural. Funds to BVOH are for roof repairs. Funds for AAACC are for 
repair to the leaking west wall and related electrical deficiencies from the leak, pigeon abatement, 
energy conservation, and ADA improvements. 

Commissioner Marshall asked why there is a fiscal sponsor (Intersection for the Arts) for 
AAACC. Ms. Lerma reported that in July 2001, CAAAC terminated the lease of 762 Fulton Street 
cultural center, and the Mayor's Office recommended a person to be hired to improve the building 
and keep the center open. In the future, an RFP process will be implemented to find a non-profit 
to run the center. 

Mr. Newirth added that the center is being run by a City staff person, not a non-profit organization 
and therefore doesn't receive funding, so a non-profit organization (Intersection for the Arts) has 
been selected to handle the funds for the center. AAACC submits weekly invoices to the Arts 
Commission, which Intersection then pays after Arts Commission approval. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to approve a $74,425 grant to South of Market Cultural Center (SomArts) for 

maintenance and repairs from Cultural Centers Continuing Project Fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to approve a $9,350 grant to Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) for 

maintenance and repairs from Cultural Centers Continuing Project Fund. 

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Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion to approve a $15,000 grant to Bayview Opera House for maintenance and repairs 

from Cultural Centers Continuing Project Fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion to approve a $275,950 grant to Intersection for the Arts as fiscal sponsor for the 
African American Art & Culture Complex for maintenance and repairs from Cultural 
Centers Continuing Project Fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 5:40 P.M. 

Next Meeting 

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(25 Van Hess Avenue, Suite 240 10 iness 

mmumty^ns and Educat i can be reached at 415-252-259! 

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1 . WritersCorps Update 
Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

a. Motion to enter into a contract with Sixth Street Photography Workshop 
to provide photography instruction and lab work for the WritersCorps 
project and its 2002 anthology in an amount not to exceed SI 3.0(10 from 
the Youth Arts Fund and the Department of Juvenile Probation. 

b. Motion to enter into contract with Side by Studios to provide design and 
art direction for the 2002 WritersCorps anthology in an amount not to 
exceed $6,500 from the Youth Arts Fund. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 
Janice Horn 
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3. Arts Education Update 
Rachelle Axel 

Staff report. 

4. Program Director's Report 
Liz Lerma 

Staff report. 

a. Report on the African American Art & Culture Complex. 

b Discussion and possible motion to approve the 2001 -2002 budget for the 
African American Art & Culture Complex. 

5. New Business 

6. Old Business 

7. Adjournment 
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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

Pursuant to City Policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Arts Commission 
will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van 
Ness, suite 70, basement level, unless another site is specified. Suite 70 can be accessed by 
the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible public transit that serves this location includes: 

Muni Metro Trains: J, K, L, M, and N lines stop at the Van Ness Station, Van Ness and 

Market, one-half block from the building. 

Mum Buses: 9, 26, 42, 47 and 49, serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

BARTr Civic Center Station, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 
Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate individuals with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical 
based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and 
Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will 
be honored if possible. 

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Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct 
the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the 
people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation 
of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall: By mail to Clerk of the Board of Supervisors , 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 94102; by phone at (415) 554-7724; 
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African American Art Culture Complex 

Proposed 2001-2002 

Budget 



DRAFT 



REVENUE 






1 


Hotel Tax Funds 


1 


2000-2001 Allocation 


430,383 00 




2002-2002 Adiusted Allocation 


403.894 00 








Earned Income 


18.000 00 









MOCD Funds for ADA Work 


50.000 00: 


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TOTAL 


902,277.00 








GROSS 
EXPENSES BUDGET PROGRAM 


OPERATION 


FACILITY 
MAINTENANCE 


Personnel 




FT Executive Director 


75 000 00I 22,500.00 


22.500.00j 


30.000 00 


FT Executive Assistant 


45,000 00: 22.500.00 


13,500.00 


9,000 00 


3/4 Program Manager 


8,000 00! i 8,000 00 






1/2 Receptionist 


20,000 ObT" 2,000 00 


18.000.00 




FT Janitor/Maintenance 


25,000 00! 




25.000 00 


Frinqe 


12,500 00 4.500 00 


3,000 00 


5,000 00 


Total Personnel Expenses 


185.500.00 














Contract Services 




Security/Event Monitoring 


30,000 00 6.000.00 


20.000.00 


4.000 00 


Accounlinq Services 


20,00000; 


20.000 00 




Theatre Managemenl 


23,000 00! 23000 00 






Website/Computers 


8,500 00 i 4.500.00 


4.000 00 




Total Contract Services 


81.500.00 














Operations Expenses 


Expendables-Supplies 


8,500 00! 


8.500 00 




Facility Esps- Utility Alarms Etc 


12.000 00: 




12.000 00 


Equipment/Furniture 


11,500 00! 6.500.00 


4 000.00 
8.000.00 


1,000 00 


Insurances-Facility & Events 


i2,30000 y 4.300.00 


Temp. Help/Consultants 


15,000 00! 


12,000.00 


3,000 00 


Communications & Telephone 


8.200 00 2.000.00 


6,200.00 


Print & Promotion 


10,000 00! 9,000.00 


1,000.00 




Waste Disposal 


7,400 00; 




7.400 00 


Website, Inlernel 


7,800 00! 4 800 00 


3 000 00 




Total Operations Expenses 


92,700.00 












Program Expense 


! 175,00000 






Theater: 2 productions 


60.000 00 : 






Street Theater Festival 


25,000 00! 






Visual Arts Gallery: 


25,00000; 






Other Curated Activities (film senes, i 

vanety show local artists forum, expo 

fair): 


15.000 00 






Other Programming: computer. 

photography, dance, painting classes: 

qospel brunch, jazz: 


50,000 00 






Total Program Expense 


175,000.00 








PROGRAM 


OPERATION 


FACILITY 
MAINTENANCE 


Total Operating Expenses 


! 534,700.00 294,600.00 


143,700.00 


185,50000 




Capital Items & Repairs 


308,300 00 : 58,300.00 


50,000 00 


200,000 00 


Classroom, hall ficcrs, walls: 








Refurbish dance studios (2) & floor: 








Window Covennq Classrm, office 








Paint Interior 








Upgrade restrooms (Stall/floor) 








Doors/locks/intenor windows 








Carpet* tile 








Glass replacement & It covers^ 
Parking lot & cyclone fence 


| -4 








Restrooms w/ADA & rehab 








West wall repair 1 








HVAC ducts: 








Electrical upgrads & repairs 








Asbestos containment: 








Doors replmt/repair 








Alarm & security system 








Surveys, over runs, misc capital 








Total Repairs Expenses 


308.300.00 1 352,900.00 


193.700.00 


385,500.00 




Contingency Funds 


59,277.00 








TOTAL EXPENSES 


902.277.00 






Revenue, OverZ(Under) Expense 












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Denise Roth 

Blanche Brown 

Janice Mirikitani 

Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

Eddie Marshall 

1. WritersCorps Update 

Ms. Lerma reported for Ms. Heller because she was out for medical reasons. 

WritersCorps is just beginning to kick off the 2002 events. We are going to have two slams at two 
City-owned cultural centers (one at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and one at SomArts), 
one at the Stonestown Borders, and the first slam on January 25 will be at the Downtown Borders. 
We will have invitations to the slams at the January meeting. 

On January 2 1 , WritersCorps will participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally and March. 

We received 18 applications for our youth internship program and will offer five internships. We 
assembled a panel and will conduct interviews next week. 

We are in the middle of planning this year's anthology. Some years we've worked with cartoon 
artists or adult photographers. This year, our anthology will feature photography by WritersCorps 
youth. All the youth in WritersCorps will have the opportunity to take a photography class with 
Sixth Street Photography Workshop, our collaborative partner. 

Commissioner Roth asked if this program would increase the cost of printing per book. Ms. 
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salary has been shifted into this program to improve the anthology. Mr. Newirth said that when 
planning the production of the book, staff should be cognizant that the Commissioners have a 
concern regarding the cost per book. 

Ms. Lerma said the photography program uses available money to offer youth more art instruction 
and does not increase the production cost of the anthology. Commissioner Roth asked if this 
$6,500 for design and art direction for the anthology is part of the original budget. Mr. Newirth 
stated that these two motions do not reflect the entire cost of the publication. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to enter into a contract with Sixth Street Photography Workshop to provide 

photography instruction and lab work for the WritersCorps project and its 2002 anthology 

in an amount not to exceed $13,000 from the Youth Arts Fund and the Department of 

Juvenile Probation. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to enter into contract with Side by Studios to provide design and art direction for 

the 2002 WritersCorps anthology in an amount not to exceed $6,500 from the Youth Arts 

Fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Chinatown Community Arts Update 

The gallery exhibit is ongoing: Year of the Dragon, Four Seasons in the Life of Chinatown, San 
Francisco. The exhibit features digital photography by Hiromi Oda and Kieran Ridge. 

Staff is preparing for the Chinese Spring Festival in February. 

Arts Education Update 

The Arts Education Funders Collaborative (AEFC) is in its ninth year. This year, they are 
launching a new initiative to fund three schools as demonstration sites for sequential, in-depth, 
arts education programs. We selected two child development centers (Junipera Serra in Bernal 
Heights and John Maclaren in Visitation Valley) and two elementary schools (Sanchez and 
Swett). 

On January 30 and 31 AEFC is holding two professional development days for educators at the 
Golden Gate Club. The first session is for K-2nd grade instructors; the second session is for 3rd- 
5th grade instructors. There will be approximately 33 two-hour workshops over the course of two 
days, for six teachers and the principal from each school, geared to teach teachers how to teach 
kids. 

Arts Educational Organization Grant applications will be distributed in the next couple of weeks 
with a deadline on February 1. These grants offer $5,000 towards general operating support. 

Mr. Newirth reminded the Commission that Americans for the Arts is conducting a national 
awareness campaign about the importance of integrating arts education into the classroom. It is a 
two-year project and the San Francisco Arts Commission will receive credit as a local partner. Mr. 
Newirth described the radio, TV, and print advertisements. The ads, with the tagline, "Art: Ask for 
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4. Program Director Update 

Arts Education is receiving good publicity right now and CAE is helping to promote it through 
our Web site. Ms. Lerma distributed a printout of the "Recent Events" section of the CAE Web 
site, which covers "SMARTS: Bring Back the Arts to Our Schools." This campaign launched by 
the California State PTA advocates for quality arts education at every school in California. This 
article will link to the Inside/Out Web site. 

We received 21 applications for the Programs in the Community grant, which provides funding 
for non-arts organizations with arts programs. Next month, we will present a list of potential 
panelists and request suggestions from the Commissioners for additional potential panelists. We 
will be reviewing the applications in April. 

In the second half of the fiscal year, we will conduct one CAE meeting at each of the cultural 
centers and the Chinatown Community Arts Program site. Ms. Lerma would like to offer tours of 
the cultural centers to all the Commissioners. Ms. Daniels will coordinate the tours either before 
or after the committee meetings. The first on-site meeting will be February at Mission Cultural 
Center for Latino Arts. 

Ms. Lerma would like to add two reports to our regular meetings. One will be an update on the 
cultural centers' facility projects, starting in January. The second is a monthly report on the 
African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC). 

To begin the report on AAACC, Ms. Lerma would like to remove the discussion and possible 
motion to approve the 2001-2002 budget for the AAACC. The programming section of the budget 
is still in development and will be presented in detail next month. Ms. Lerma then introduced Ms. 
Gonchar, the Arts Commission Deputy Director. 

Mr. Newirth thanked Ms. Gonchar, Ms. Lerma, and Ms. Gomez for helping him with the 
management of AAACC. 

Ms. Gonchar handed out a memo that was faxed to the Commissioners earlier in the day. She 
reported that since it has been almost six months since we've hired Mr. Edington, it seemed like an 
appropriate time to deliver a report on AAACC, receive feedback or field questions, and have Mr. 
Edington attend the CAE committee meetings to offer updates. 

Mr. Edington has done a tremendous amount of work in the past six months. He set up sound 
business practices and financial systems, hired key staff, and made physical improvements to the 
center. As Mr. Newirth said, Ms. Lerma, Ms. Gomez, and Ms. Gonchar have been working to 
assist Mr. Edington with facility improvements, City procedures, and programs. 

Mr. Edington may be experiencing frustrations due to the cumbersome structure of having three 
people to report to, people from the former organization being on the scenes at AAACC, and 
pressures from artists who have previously not had access to the space. The three main obstacles 
are communication, lack of trust, and facility issues. 

Since Mr. Edington's experience and expertise is in business and management, Mr. Newirth 
formed a curatorial committee which included many significant African American artists in San 
Francisco who agreed to help kick off a pilot program of exhibitions, theater productions, and 
classes. Idris Ackamoor was the chair of that committee and more committees have formed: an 
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arts committee, a theater committee, and a finance committee. 

Idris Ackamoor resigned as the chair, partially in frustration and partially because he felt it was 
affecting his career too much, but he will continue to serve as a consultant. There are still a 
number of people who are committed to help with programming. 

Staff has some recommendations for the Arts Commission to approve. One is to hire an artistic 
director through a search committee comprised of Mr. Edington, a representative from the Arts 
Commission, and a representative from the curatorial committee. The artistic director would 
manage the gallery assistant and theater technician. We may need to hire someone on an interim 
basis while the search is conducted. We also recommend the Mring of a planning consultant to 
begin a comprehensive planning process and needs assessment. Finally, we recommend that we 
work diligently on improving communications and establishing systems to coordinate 
communications. 

Ms. Gonchar then introduced Mr. Edington. 

Mr. Edington reported that the building, erected in 1 940, has had 1 5 years of deferred 
maintenance. The electrical system doesn't work. There is lead-based paint throughout the 
building and a defective water system. The building is not in ADA compliance. He was aware that 
improving the facility had to be the primary concern for an initial period to bring it up to a decent 
state of presentation. 

Today, the Hall of Culture and the dance studios have been upgraded; the computer lab has been 
developed; a photo lab is in the works; the halls, walls, and doors are being painted; the 240-seat 
theater, green room, and dressing rooms have been upgraded. 

The Arts Commission developed a curatorial committee to assist him but it failed for a number of 
reasons. He envisioned six months of work on the facility with programming to follow. This did 
not happen and when we tried to bring in programming simultaneously with construction, there 
were problems. A few major concerns include lead paint outside of the building and unknown 
quantities of lead particles inside the building. However, the staff decided to keep the building 
open during construction to pressure DPW to complete the work quicker. The west wall is well 
underway with repairs. There is lead infestation and the bricks act as a sieve for rainwater to enter 
the building. 

We need to have a budget in place because disbursing funds in SI 00,000 increments to 
Intersection for the Arts isn't working. We are also losing money and time because of the fiscal 
agent fee and sometimes we run out of money and it takes three to four weeks to replenish it. The 
current process includes an expenditure report, which he brings to the Arts Commission for 
approval, and then he takes the approved report to Intersection for the Arts by Wednesday for 
payment on Friday. We've been in tenuous positions for payroll several times and it's frustrating. 

The center is a diamond in the rough and deserves your support and your visitation. The center is 
a 34,000 square foot three story building in the heart of an area that is waiting for revitalization. 
The community is waiting to see something they can get behind and give their loyalty to. It has 
gone through 15 months of low funding, low activity, and discouragement and the time is now to 
turn it around. 

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with the change at the center that the progress made is substantial and we're happy about that. We 
all want to give this community the best center that we can. Mr. Edington and the curatorial 
committee were chosen for their particular expertise. She knows that we are going to work 
together to make this a successful center and hopes that Mr. Edington understands the 
Commission's issues with approving the current budget. She looks forward to reviewing it next 
month. 

Commissioner Walker asked for clarification on why the budget is not acceptable. Commissioner 
Roth said it is only a partial budget without details in the programming section and it needs more 
narrative. 

Ms. Gonchar clarified that the Mayor's Office and the City Attorney's Office determined that Mr. 
Edington was to be hired as a City employee and deemed that it was best to run the funding 
through a fiscal agent. The Arts Commission selected Intersection for the Arts to be the fiscal 
agent for AAACC because of their experience. The Arts Commission tries to send the money to 
Intersection for the Arts quickly enough to meet payment requests, but Mr. Edington needs to 
coordinate his cash flow with payment procedures of both the SFAC and Intersection. Our other 
cultural centers are run by non-profits so they receive and manage their own funds. The plan was 
to have an interim situation for a year or two to stabilize the center and then implement an RFP 
process to find a non-profit to run the center. 

Ms. Lerma clarified that the existing City employees at the center will be temporary City 
employees because we're in an interim situation. The artistic director would most likely be a 
contractor position. Also, all of our cultural centers need physical work. Some are in better shape 
but they all have facility needs. 

Ms. Gonchar has been working with Ms. Daniels to research what needs to be fixed at the center 
and how to accomplish those improvements. It is extremely serious if lead-based paint is present 
on the outside of a building. 

Mr. Edington said AAACC was taken over in adverse circumstances and the previous tenants did 
not leave behind records to help estimate program details. Some program ideas the ad hoc 
curatorial committee has developed include a monthly jazz program, a gospel brunch, and an 
annual artist fair. Two computer studios are equipped with computers for classes and dance, 
photography, and African drumming classes have been proposed. The budget in its current state 
represents five weeks of work and Mr. Edington doesn't know if the budget could be developed 
any further and still executed in the next six months. He would like to see the budget approved 
tonight with minor details worked out later. He asked what use is the budget if it takes until 
February for the budget to be approved and June is the end of the fiscal year? 

He suggested that after placing the current staff, the community might be better advised to 
develop a provisional group to structure policies and programs and have that provisional group be 
modified rather than go through an RFP process. This group could be made of members from the 
curatorial committee, the community committee, and the tenants at AAACC. The community 
committee is made up of the displaced CAAAC advisory board, who still has an interest in the 
center's activities. If you want to develop the community's loyalty, the Arts Commission will need 
to integrate them into the structure. 

Mr. Newirth commented that one reason the building is in such poor condition is because the 
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1995. They had elaborate renovation plans that were never implemented. The Commission did not 
feel comfortable handing money over to an organization that did not demonstrate the ability to use 
the money for the purposes for which it was intended. Last year, the Commission did not fund 
CAAAC and we never entered into a grant agreement with them. With the number and extent of 
the problems, the most egregious of them will be dealt with first, but there will be repairs that 
carry over into succeeding years. 

As for the issue of how we move forward, there's a standard City process to provide a lease to a 
non-profit organization. We can talk about what might come in between, but the City's process is 
an RFP process, even if it's pretty clear who will win the proposal. A number of highly regarded 
artists were frustrated that they didn't have access to this community asset. We all want to 
maximize the usage of this community asset and I'm convinced that the building is large enough 
to meet all of the community desires in terms of programming as well as the arts community's 
desire to support the creation and presentation of visual and performing arts works. 

Before excusing herself, Commissioner Mirikitani explained that she does not have enough 
information today to responsibly vote on the budget. She understands that there is enormous 
frustration around cash flow so it does impede the progress of the center. As a Commissioner, she 
has a fiduciary responsibility to make sure that the budget is presented in a way that satisfies the 
Commission's desires and standards and ultimately the City's standards. 

We all have an investment in the cultural center in the Western Addition and she hopes that we 
can come together artistically and administratively. She also said that she has heard nothing but 
praise for the work that Mr. Edington has done at the center in bringing together positive change 
out of a negative situation. It is truly commendable. She hopes this Commission can insure that 
we move forward in an expeditious manner to make sure that a budget is passed and that staff will 
be clear with Mr. Edington about what the expectations are in order for that to happen. She didn't 
want to leave without expressing her concern and her compliments to Mr. Edington. 

Mr. Newirth added that Mr. Edington's first challenge was to determine who of the former 
CAAAC staff needed to receive compensation from months of unpaid salary. Now we have Mr. 
Edington in the center who is both honest with the center's staff and with the Arts Commission. 
The improvements from last year are tremendous despite the additional improvements that need to 
be made. 

Commissioner Walker said that while she hears concern about programming, she is currently 
much more concerned about the condition of the building. She said that artists and program 
directors need to understand that the building must be solid to prevent potential dangers to artists 
and audiences. 

Ms. Gonchar clarified that we have funds for capital improvements that are not being held back by 
the lack of budget approval. We are not holding up money for facility improvements. Mr. Newirth 
added that we're trying to do attend to safety issues and crucial projects like the west wall first. He 
suggested we make improvements to various parts of the building in stages. For instance, perhaps 
we can do all the hazardous abatement and then all the ADA and renovation work on the first 
floor. Then we can activate the first floor while we work on the second and third floor. 

Commissioner Roth asked for an update on the west wall. Mr. Edington said that DPW won the 
bid. Various entities are involved with approving and overseeing the work and this has been a 
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an outside contractor that promised completed work in 30 days. Mr. Edington is also frustrated 
with the additional costs that continue to be added to the west wall project while he hasn't seen 
any physical progress. Mr. Edington said the community has asked, "If this were Davis Symphony 
Hall or the Herbst Theater, would it take five months to address these issues?" 

Commissioner Roth said she understands the frustration; these problems have been here for as 
long as she has been on the committee. We are not the private sector and we are restricted in 
different ways. It is a difficult process and we have to jump through a number of hoops that are 
enacted by voters and the Board of Supervisors. 

Mr. Newirth reminded the Commission that as a City agency, we have to make sure we follow all 
of the state environmental laws. While some contractors may be able to do work in a more 
expeditious manner, we are held to a very high standard. Ms. Gonchar is in the process of talking 
to the Director at DPW to facilitate action on the project. Ms. Daniels said that we've established 
relationships and more clearly defined what needs to be done to the building. We are closer to 
developing and implementing a complete facility plan. Over the last six months, Ms. Daniels 
identified some key projects that need to occur. Last spring, all progress halted as we waited to see 
who was going to come in and run the center. Now, the City process has been explained to Mr. 
Edington and procedures are being set up with DPW. 

Mr. Edington added that the center doesn't have heat. When they plugged in a coil heater, the 
lights went out in another part of the building. The water may be coming in through the floor 
space and impacting the electrical system. They have had two flameouts with smoke and fire. Ms. 
Byrde added that the fires occurred, fortunately, while the center was occupied and staff was able 
to put them out. She agreed that it's difficult to consider programming and inviting an audience 
into a damp, cold center. 

Commissioner Roth asked what the capital improvement priorities are for AAACC. Mr. Edington 
said it's the west wall, the HVAC, and electrical upgrades. The electrical assessment has been 
completed. 

Ms. Gonchar asked to return to Commissioner Walker's suggestion about prioritizing building 
safety over programming. Commissioner Walker clarified that the she was not suggesting that the 
building close for construction, but rather that priority in the budget be given to facility 
improvements over programming. Resolving the cause of the electrical fires should be moved up 
on the priority list because there are children in the building. The nature of these problems dictates 
untraditional methods of getting things done. Untraditional methods may go against the 
bureaucracy, but you can't continue on with business as usual if you have had two fires in a 
building. 

Ms. Gonchar responded that the programming aspect of the budget is not holding up facility 
repairs. The staffs top priority is to remedy the major facility issues at the center. 

Ms. Lerma clarified that we need to abide by environmental and City laws that define how we 
spend our money. In order to begin the work, we needed an electrical assessment which we now 
have. Whether it's an outside contractor or not, we need to have hazardous material abatement. 
This takes time. Historically, the Arts Commission has suffered because we're competing with 
huge, City-owned facilities like the hospitals and jails. We now have momentum and are moving 
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Historically, the Arts Commission has tried to work with the non-profit at the center as a 
public/private partnership. CAAAC had an approved plan by the Arts Commission but never 
implemented it. Mr. Newirth added that CAAAC's proposal included raising private funds, which 
never materialized. Now, we may need to look at the center's projects more pragmatically and not 
expect to raise private funds until the center is more cleaned up. 

Ms. Lerma said the key question is, do people want to continue to work in this facility given that 
they don't have heat. Ms. Byrde responded that she will continue to work in these conditions 
because the staff has worked hard to earn the respect of the community. 

Mr. Newirth added that having the center staff voice their concerns and the urgency to the 
Commission is extremely important. 

Commissioner Roth asked how long the center would be closed for if we closed it while making 
repairs to the City. Ms. Lerma said she couldn't estimate it. Mr. Edington said that an unoccupied 
building would probably take longer than an occupied building because the urgency would 
dissipate. 

Mr. Newirth said that Supervisor Gonzalez went to the center and is excited about the center's 
potential. The building is in his district. 

Commissioner Roth took public comment. Mr. Jack Davis, Executive Director of SomArts said 
that it's important that Mr. Edington have money as quickly as possible because it's hard to solve 
short-term problems unless he can spend money. Mr. Davis pointed out that the reason the City 
has put grant money into non-profits to run the centers is because non-profits can operate more 
quickly and with fewer restrictions. Mr. Davis's experience with using DP W is that they are slow, 
expensive, and insensitive to timelines. As soon as you give AAACC money to spend, Mr. 
Edington can help solve the short-term problems. Commissioner Roth told Ms. Gonchar that she 
should make it clear to DPW that if things do not speed up, we're going to go with an outside 
contractor. 

Mr. Newirth asked Mr. Davis if he has had experience walking people through the certification 
process. Mr. Davis said you download a form off the Web for the contractor to sign. They also 
need a City vendor license. 

Commissioner Roth said that she is confident that the program portion of the budget will be ready 
for approval in January and she knows that approving this budget does not affect building repairs. 
We do not call incomplete budgets for motion so she is removing the motion this month. She 
knows that this is a transition period but that doesn't change their obligation to the City and to 
insure how the money is spent. Ms. Gonchar said she would have a more detailed report on the 
west wall at that time. 

Thomas Simpson with Afro Solo Theatre, a new resident organization at AAACC, expressed his 
appreciation to the Commission. The courage the Commission exercised last year has moved the 
center in a positive direction. There are many people in the Western Addition community aware of 
the problems at the center who have a negative impression of the Arts Commission staff. They do 
not understand all the good intentions the staff has and their commitment to fix up the building. 
He asked if the Commission could inform the community that it is the Commission's priority to 
deal with these issues so that it can function like the center that we all want it to be. A memo 
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Mr. Newirth said that hopefully the community needs assessment would convey the Arts 
Commission's commitment to the center. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 6:10 P.M. 

Next Meeting 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office (25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business 
hours. The Community Arts and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public 
comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
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1 . WritersCorps Update 
Janet Heller 

Staff report. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 
Janice Horn 

Staff report. 



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Rachelle Axel 
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a. Motion to approve a grant up to $3,000 from CAC funds to the Every 
Child Can Learn Foundation in support of the PTA's Family Arts 
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Sheila Presslcy, De Young Museum 
Jonathan Yorba, Center for the Arts 
Sheila Baumgarten, Koret Foundation 
Carol Kocivar, PTA 
Max Lantz, Youth Commissioner 
Benjamin Lockctt, Youth Commissioner 
Myron Howard Johnson, Youth Commissioner 

4. Program Director's Report 
Liz Lerma 

Staff report. 

AAACC Report: Nancy Gonchar 

AAACC Report: Charles Edington 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

a. Motion to grant up to $202,000 to Intersection for the Arts, for continued 
support as fiscal sponsor of the African American Arts and Culture 
Complex. 

b. Motion to approve the proposed AAACC 2001-2002 Management and 
Programming Plan and Budget from Cultural Center Line Item Hotel Tax 
Funds. 

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6. Old Business 

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Denise Roth 
Blanche Brown 
Eddie Marshall 

Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

Janice Mirikitani 



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1 . WritersCorps Update 

WritersCorps publications coordinator is currently researching methods for distribution and 
marketing of WriersCorps books. Concerns raised at the last meeting about the anthology's cost 
per book along with recommendations released by the publications coordinator will be shared at 
the February meeting. Ms. Heller confirmed that the collaboration with Sixth Street Photography 
does not add cost to the publication. 

January to June is WritersCorps' "season" of events and publications. The Youth Poetry Slam 
League is underway. January 25th will kick off a slam between Log Cabin Ranch and Center for 
Young Women's Development. She invited the Commissioners to participate in the slams as a 
judge or to meet the young performers. For many of the youth, this is their first time reading in 
public. Meeting someone with stature like an Arts Commissioner may be very meaningful to 
them. 

The slams are at four locations. The first one is at the Borders in Union Square at 400 Post, Friday 
the 25th at 7:00 p.m. The next one is at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on February 22. 
The third is at the Borders in Stonestown Mall on March 22. The final slam is at SomArts on 
April 5. 

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is donating 15% of purchases made with a special voucher from three stores located at Emeryville, 
Stonestown, and Union Square. Ms. Heller hopes to raise $1,000 through this effort. We will have 
the vouchers this Friday and will distribute to the Commissioners. 

Our Martin Luther King Jr. free-write winner is Tashiana Jefferson, a sophomore at International 
Studies Academy. Her poem will be reproduced as a card and distributed at the MLK birthday 
rally at Civic Auditorium. She has been involved with writing since she was seven and is a big 
Terry McMillan fan. WritersCorps will present Ms. Jefferson with a signed copy of Ms. 
McMillan's latest book. 

The program continues with a two-day teacher training mini-institute on January 15 and 16. A 
Web refresh will be posted later this month. The anthology planning team is underway. 

In January, five youth interns were selected to work five hours a week on WritersCorps projects. 
They will each receive a $1,000 stipend over a six-month period. Some of the interns have been a 
part of the program since they were 1 1 years old. It's the first time WritersCorps is including 
youth in the operations of the program, which is seen as a positive step. 

Ms. Heller passed out copies of the WritersCorps evaluative report. The report will be distributed 
to funders, the advisory committee, and others interested in the program. The report includes an 
evaluation of WritersCorps' impact including eight essays from various WritersCorps perspectives 
(a student, a teacher at a site, two evaluative essays by Dr. Boler, and a first year WritersCorps 
teacher). The graphic designer who worked on the report donated her time and helped attain 
printing at a reduced rate. 

Chinatown Community Arts Update 

The San Francisco Arts Commission Chinatown Community Arts Program and the Melody 
Chorus Society will present "Spring Melody Concert 2002" on Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, 
January 13. The Saturday concert will take place at the First United Methodist Church, 6235 
Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday concert will take place at the 
Marina Middle School, 3500 Fillmore Street (near Chestnut) in San Francisco, starting at 7:00 
p.m. Chinese and Western chorus performances will be featured in these concerts, as well as a 
solo performance by soprano Manhua Gao. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. 

The gallery exhibit: Year of the Dragon, Four Seasons in the Life of Chinatown, San Francisco 
closes on January 19. 

The Chinese Spring Festival will be February 23 and 24 at the Chinese Culture Center. 

Arts Education Update 

The California Creativity Forum, an all day forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will occur 
on January 23. Speakers will testify to the value of arts education, specifically around the newly 
adopted state and district standards. The theme is, "Art for every child, in every class, at every 
grade." 

January 30 and 31 is a two-day professional development training sponsored by the Arts 
Education Funders Collaborative for elementary school teachers and principals in the school 
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AEFC will conduct their professional development workshops at the child development center in 
the spring. 

Today, staff held an application workshop for the Arts Education Organizational Grants. The 
deadline is February 1. Commissioner Roth asked how many people attended the workshop. Ms. 
Axel said that the attendance is low and a number of attendees were not eligible for the grant. It's 
a narrow guideline for arts education organizations where more than 50% of their 
budget/activities/programs are geared towards programs for youth in the schools or in City-owned 
facilities. Commissioner Roth asked if the grant is so narrowly defined, is the workshop necessary 
every year. Ms. Axel responded that the workshops are good for the public process, public input, 
and efficient answering of application questions. 

Commissioner Walker wondered if we could encourage organizations to adapt so that they fit our 
guidelines. Ms. Axel presented some background. The grant program was instituted four years 
ago because there was very little operational support for arts education groups. These 
organizations do not qualify for Grants for the Arts and Cultural Equity. It was instituted as a 
three-year pilot project and we will consider continuing the program beyond this year. 

The Youth Arts Festival is in its planning phase. This is a weeklong, City-wide youth arts festival 
from May 11-19. The Arts Education program will be more involved in its presentation this year 
than in the past. 

Saturday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. - noon is the PTA sponsored Family Arts Day. This is an 
opportunity for families to attend art-making workshops with their children. The event will be at 
Enola Maxwell Middle School. In the past, the Arts Commission has supported Family Arts Day 
and we would like to continue this support. 

Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion to approve a grant up to $3,000 from CAC funds to the Every Child Can Learn 

Foundation in support of the PTA's Family Arts Workshop. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for Arts Education Organization Grant 

selection: 

Sheila Pressley, De Young Museum 

Jonathan Yorba, Center for the Arts 

Sheila Baumgarten, Koret Foundation 

Carol Kocivar, PTA 

Max Lantz, Youth Commissioner 

Benjamin Lockett, Youth Commissioner 

Myron Howard Johnson, Youth Commissioner 

The motion passed unanimously. 

4. Program Director Update 

Ms. Lerma reported that the Co-lab project is in production. This is a joint collaboration between 
the CAE and Gallery programs at the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Gallery and 
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locations: one at the San Francisco State Gallery and the other at the San Francisco Arts 
Commission Gallery and a Grove Street window installation. A Symposium will be held on 
March 9 at San Francisco State University. 

Ms. Lerma distributed a list of potential panelists for the PIC Program. She asked for 
recommendations for panelists from the CAE Commissioners. 

Nancy Gonchar's Report 

Ms. Gonchar reported that there is a Management and Programming Plan and budget that the staff 
can support, but there is disagreement on the budget. 

Ms. Gonchar started the discussion with background information. Mr. Newirth allocated this 
year's budget of $403,894 to AAACC. However, Mr. Edington submitted a budget without money 
for programming. Mr. Newirth suggested using part of last year's allocation to CAAAC to fund 
outstanding salaries to former CAAAC employees ($32,000) and this year's AAACC 
programming. 

Ms. Gonchar said this year's allocation for all four cultural centers, which was approximately $2.5 
million, had been reduced by approximately $300,000 and there may be greater reductions. It is 
prudent to plan conservatively with half of the fiscal year to go without knowing how the fund 
will perform, if tourism will pick up, and how much will be available next year. Next year, the 
Controller's Office is only projecting $2.1 million ($2,185,416 which is $397,344 less than this 
year) for cultural center funding. 

AAACC's current budget of about $806,000 might drop to only $300,000 next year. We should 
also not expect very much capital funding. Despite the numerous facility improvements made to 
the center this year, we may need to replace the HVAC system next year ($95,000). Ms. Gonchar 
suggested we preserve some money from 2000-01 for 2002-03 with $100,000 reserved for capital 
expenses. Ms. Gonchar also cut some costs out of operations and facilities such as furniture as it 
can wait for next year and print and promotion because it's already covered in individual program 
budgets. 

This year, SFAC staff is recommending a budget of $774,000. Edington is recommending a 
budget of $806,000. Although this is not a big difference, it would be prudent to save money for 
next year, given the uncertainty of the performance of the Hotel Tax Fund. 

Commissioner Roth asked Mr. Edington to clarify what "expendable supplies" meant and what 
furniture did he want to purchase. He answered that expendable supplies are office supplies and he 
would buy new chairs and tables for the Hall of Culture. 

Mr. Edington's Report 

Mr. Edington gave his report and expressed some of his frustrations. He said he provided Mr. 
Newirth with a budget that primarily addressed improving the building's physical presentation 
after 12 years of deferred maintenance. After preparing and submitting this budget, he was told 
that the budget needed to include programming. 

If you include this year's money, last year's $400,000, and capital money set aside, there is 
roughly $1 million+ on the table for this fiscal year. The fiscal sponsorship fee was negotiated 
down from 10% on the first $200,000 to 5% for the remaining money transferred. Mr. Edington 
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Mr. Edington objected to the Arts Commission micromanaging the facility by determining who 
does studies, who works at the center, who manages the theater, and what kind of programs 
should happen in the center. He said in this situation, he becomes a gate keeper and money 
manager and not a director. He complained that the latitude that has been given to the site to make 
decisions is very limited. The assistance came late and the rules kept changing. 

Ms. Gonchar reminded Mr. Edington that he is a City employee and, as such, works closely with 
Arts Commission management. Just like all Arts Commission employees, he reports to the Arts 
Commission. 

Mr. Edington said that he wanted some money to program projects generated from AAACC, but 
there wasn't money available because $125,000 went to the Curatorial Committee. Mr. Edington 
wanted $80,000 for AAACC initiated programming and another $50,000 for community 
programming. This was cut to $50,000 for AAACC programming and $40,000 for community 
programming with extensive restraints on how the money would be given for collaborative 
programming. Mr. Edington felt that $50,000 for onsite programming out of an $800,000 budget 
was a gross disparity. He asked, "How do you run programs and revitalize the center when the 
restrictions on the budget for site created activities are onerous?" 

Ms. Gonchar reminded Mr. Edington that all programming approved was AAACC programming. 
The Curatorial Committee was advisory and designed to assist Mr. Edington in his efforts. There 
should be no distinction made between AAACC programming, community programming, and 
curatorial programming. All programs encompass all of these contituencies. 

Mr. Edington felt uncertain that unspent money from this year's budget would carry over to the 
next year. Ms. Gonchar responded that there are different categories of City funds, each 
designated in different ways based on legislation. The money Mr. Edington was referring to is 
designated as a continuing fund, which means it automatically carries forward into the next fiscal 
year. It stays in the Arts Commission's account and the Commission decides how it should be 
spent. 

Commissioner Walker asked for clarification. "Originally $430,000 was allocated to the previous 
center. If they had used that money, it would have been all gone, but when they didn't use it, it 
went back to the Arts Commission?" Commissioner Marshall asked, "Can the cultural center 
appeal for that money?" 

Ms. Gonchar responded that $430,000 was initially approved for AAACC from FY 2001-02 
funds. Ms. Gonchar explained the process. An organization submits an MPP to determine the 
budget. We haven't received this plan until now. We started with an initial draft budget. Mr. 
Edington interjected that it was his understanding for two months that it was a legitimate budget 
for the fiscal year, endorsed by Mr. Newirth. Ms. Gonchar agreed that Mr. Newirth approved the 
first budget Mr. Edington submitted. 

Ms. Gonchar continued. We've made a year's funding available to AAACC ($430,000) and 
$500,000 was transferred to Intersection for the Arts for Mr. Edington's use. All we wanted to do 
with the FY 2000-2001 funds was pay off the unpaid salaries and allow for current year 
programming. In addition, some expenses were moved over because Mr. Edington had exceeded 
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Mr. Edington said that he has no doubt that AAACC could generate income that would match the 
SFAC grant amount and have the center running with a $1 million budget within two years. 
However, he said that if we continue to "muddle along" with facility improvements, it would take 
three years to reach this level. 

Ms. Gonchar objected to the phrase "muddle along." She said the Arts Commission committed 
$1 80,000 in capital money to the center and provided money for a one-year budget to bring on 
staff and contractors and improve facilities. Up until now, the Arts Commission has done 
everything Mr. Edington has recommended. The only difference in the Proposed and 
Recommended budget is conservation. Ms. Gonchar feels strongly that we should retain $100,000 
to be put into next year's budget (2002-2003) since a loss in revenues of the Hotel Tax is certain. 
Mr. Edington does not have a track record yet to show that he can raise money. Everyone agreed 
that the focus would be on improving the facility this year. 

Commissioner Walker clarified that renovating the entire building would cost millions of dollars. 
The repairs reflected in the budget are repairs for which we have funding. Once these are finished, 
the building will be much more habitable. There was discussion about the center's currently 
operating HVAC system. Ms. Gonchar has placed $100,000 on reserve for heating system repairs 
and other potential emergencies. 

Ms. Lerma noted that the difference between the two budgets is whether we spend or save money 
this year. Ms. Lerma supported Ms. Gonchar's conservative approach. We may need a new HVAC 
system. 

Commissioner Roth took public testimony. Mr. Jack Davis, executive director of Somarts, 
expressed empathy for Mr. Edington's situation because he's wearing two hats. Mr. Edington is 
both a City employee and a center director. Since he has to follow the rules of the Arts 
Commission and City, it makes it difficult for him to wear the hat of a director. Mr. Davis said the 
Arts Commission wisely passes grant money on to selected non-profits to operate the centers 
because it wants an overview and assurance that the money will be spent in an approved manner, 
but they do not want to manage the day to day operations. If the center is a City agency, you have 
to operate under the laws of the City. All the other centers have steady operations. Their own 
board and staff make decisions. Mr. Davis said the Arts Commission staff is acting as the center 
staff and board and making operation decisions for a building that they do not occupy. He said the 
sooner the center becomes an independent non-profit that is in touch with the community's needs, 
the sooner many of these complications will end. 

Ms. Gonchar said when the center is more stable we will begin an RFP process to find a non- 
profit to run the center. 

Idris Ackamoor with Cultural Odyssey and chairman of the Curatorial Committee spoke and is 
very excited about the season shaping up for AAACC. He said that a limited amount of 
productions will go a long way to establish the center in a positive light. There will be five 
productions from the Curatorial Committee. The first presentation is First Contact, opening 
February 28 and runs through March 2, featuring emerging artists (Aya de Leon, Oscar McFarlan, 
and other young artists). The African American Shakespeare Company will present a hip-hop 
version of MacBeth for two weeks. Edris Cooper and the Black Artist Cultural Exhibition is 
coming in with a new Robert Alexander play for two weeks. Afro Solo will present part of their 
festival at AAACC. We have the potential of having some of the most exciting, professional, 
emerging and established African American arts organizations occupying the center for periods of 
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Mr. Charles Gibson-McClinton spoke. He sited a July 20, 2001 memo from Mr. Newirth where he 
allocated $125,000 to the Curatorial Committee he appointed without community input. Mr. 
Gibson-McClinton called this Curatorial Committee an abomination and an imposition on African 
American art by Mr. Newirth. He also expressed concern with the claims that this situation is 
temporary. He asked why a board and advisory board is not in place. He called the Curatorial 
Committee clandestine and asked the Commission to start an investigation in a potential conflict 
of interest. He would like to see the Curatorial Committee shut down until the investigation is 
over. He will submit a letter to the Commission. 

Mr. Thomas Simpson, executive director of Afro Solo and a new resident to the center, said that 
by working with Mr. Edington and Ms. Byrde, he sees the potential of an exquisite beehive of 
activity. In addition to the presentations Mr. Ackamoor mentioned, there will be gallery 
exhibitions, and community advisory committee ideas. He is looking forward to moving the 
process forward. 

Commissioner Roth closed public testimony and made a motion to approve the SFAC Staff 
Recommended budget. She said she believes we should prepare for a very disappointing 2002- 
2003 budget year based on this year's Hotel Tax revenues. 

Commissioner Marshall asked if there are other income sources should the center have a big 
deficit. Mr. Edington replied that if the center operates along the lines that he envisions, the center 
could double their revenues next year through parking lot revenue, activity in the theater, the 
gallery, cultural hall rentals, and other income generating programs. 

Ms. Gomez reiterated that we will be putting out an RFP for a non-profit to run the center. She 
asked, "Is it fair to leave them in a position without a safety net?" It might take years to bring the 
center up to speed. 

Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the SFAC Staff Recommended AAACC 2001-2002 Management and 

Programming Plan and Budget from Cultural Center Line Item Hotel Tax Funds. 

A discussion followed. 

Commissioner Brown said that as much as she would like to offer Mr. Edington all the money that 
he wants, she thinks we need to save money for next year. Commissioner Walker said she has 
problems not accepting Mr. Edington's proposed budget. She asked at what point does the main 
problem get solved, which is not the difference between the budgets, but that no one on site at the 
center has power. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Gonchar reported that we have discussed issuing an RFP, but the timing has not yet been 
determined. The City owns the building and leases it to a non-profit entity, so we have to issue an 
RFP to conduct a public process. Mr. Edington asked why couldn't a provisional non-profit 
agency be structured that operates like the other centers. Ms. Lerma reiterated that the City 
Attorney's office has recommended that the SFAC conduct an RFP process. 

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Motion to grant up to $202,000 to Intersection for the Arts, for continued support as fiscal 
sponsor of the African American Arts and Culture Complex. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 6:10 P.M. 

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Staff report. 

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a. Motion to approve grants to the cultural centers in the following 
amounts for additional Hotel Tax Funds received but not granted by 
the SFAC in 2000-2001: 

BVOH: $33,578 
MCCLA: $58,898 
SomArts: $101,686 

Total: $194,162 

b. Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for Programs in the 
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Marie Acosta Ponce, Acosta & Associates 

Juana Alicia, Institute for Urban Arts 

Janeen Antoine, American Indian Contemporary Arts AICA 

Brenda Berlin, Young Audiences of the Bay Area 

Anne Brodzky, Meridian Gallery 

Winnie Chu, Community Foundation of Silicon Valley 

Grant Din, Asian Neighborhood Design 

Gary Draper, Performing Arts Workshop 

Tom Ferentz, Sixth Street Photography 

Janell Flores, Zeum 

Prado Gomez, Proyecto Contra SID A por Vida 

Linda Howe, Zellerbach Family Fund 

Safi Jiroh, EdgeWork Consulting and Coaching 

Tana Johnson, SF MOMA 

Lester Jones, Zellerbach Family Fund 

Diem Jones, East Bay Center for Arts 

Herbert Kohl, USF School of Education 

Nashormeh Lindo, Independent Consultant 

Gina Mackintosh, The ArtCouncil, Inc. 

Carolyn Mason, Performing Arts Workshop 

Greg Morozumi, La Pena Cultural Center 

Claudia Naganuma, Asian American Dance Performances 

Matthew Onik, Youth Commission 

Alleluia Panis, Kulintang Arts 

Kristcn Ramirez, Southern Exposure 

Karen Ransom, Oakland Museum 

Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs 

Jennifer Ross, About Face Consulting 

John Seto, California Arts Council 

Sarah Shelley, World Arts West 

Arlene Shmaeff , MOCHA 

Jordan Simmons, East Bay Center for Arts 

Cynthia Taylor, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 

Lance Walker, Marin Arts Council 

Vanessa Wang, East Bay Community Foundation 

Ann Wettrich, Independent Consultant 

Charles Wilmoth, Jon Sims Center 

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Jonathan Yorba, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 

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AAACC Report: Charles Edington 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

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meeting room of any person. s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, p^ger, or other 
similar sound -producing electronic devices. 



AGENDA 



1 . WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Rachelle Axel 
Staff report. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Staff report. 

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PIC grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 
2002-03 Grants for the Arts Fund, pending written confirmation from Grants 
for the Arts: 



The Arc San Francisco $16,000 


Institute on Aging $1 8,000 


Lavendar Youth Recreation and Information Center $15,000 


Life Frames, Inc $16,000 


Positive Directions Equals Change, Inc. $15,000 


Every Child Can Learn $15,000 


Richmond District Neighborhood Center $13,500 


San Francisco Ministry to Nursing Homes $16,000 


San Francisco Women Against Rape $16,119 


Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center $4,880 


TOTAL $145,499 



Motion to approve distribution of additional funds for Programs in the 
Community (PIC), pending written confirmation from Grants for the Arts if the 
funding exceeds $145,499, following the recommendations by the panel: a) 
increase to $6,100 for Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center; b) distribute 
the remainder evenly to San Francisco Women Against Rape, Institute on Aging 
and Richmond District Neighborhood Center. 

AAACC Report: Nancy Gonchar 

AAACC Report: Cliarles Edington 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

5. New Business 

6. Old Business 

7. Adjournment 



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office (25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Fre-ei~co. California 94102} during regular b^s; 
hours. The Community A>ts and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public 
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1 . WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Rachel le Axel 
Staff report. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Staff report. 



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PIC grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 
2002-03 Grants for the Arts Fund, pending written confirmation from Grants 
for the Arts: 



The Arc San Francisco $16,000 


Institute on Aging $18,000 


Lavendar Youth Recreation and Information Center $15,000 


Life Frames, Inc $16,000 


Positive Directions Equals Change, Inc. $15,000 


Every Child Can Learn $15,000 


Richmond District Neighborhood Center $13,500 


San Francisco Ministry to Nursing Homes $16,000 


San Francisco Women Against Rape $16,1 19 


Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center $4,880 


TOTAL $145,499 



Motion to approve distribution of additional funds for Programs in the 
Community (PIC), pending written confirmation from Grants for the Arts if the 
funding exceeds $145,499, following the recommendations by the panel: a) 
increase to $6,100 for Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center; b) distribute 
the remainder evenly to San Francisco Women Against Rape, Institute on Aging 
and Richmond District Neighborhood Center. 

Motion to approve up to $274,332 as a grant to Intersection for the Arts as fiscal 
sponsor for the African American Art & Culture Complex. 

AAACC Report: Nancy Gonchar 

AAACC Report: Charles Edinglon 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

5. New Business 

6. Old Business 

7. Adjournment 
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April 9, 2002 
4:30 P.M. 

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Commissioner Roth called the informational meeting to order at 4:47 P.M. 



ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Denise Roth 

Blanche Brown 

Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

Eddie Marshall 
Janice Mirikitani 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 9 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. WritersCorps Update 

Avesa Rockwell, Project Assistant for WritersCorps, made the report since Ms. Heller had to 
attend a meeting with Juvenile Probation. The final slam happened on Friday at SomArts with 13 
finalists and an audience of 200 +. Judges included Susan Leal and Commissioner Andrew 
Brother Elk. Two students, Ieremiah T. from Log Cabin and Antonio Caceres from S. F. Public 
Library, were selected to go to Washington D.C. on May 3rd. 

This year, staff started phasing out the use of Borders as a venue for the slams and had two slams 
at community cultural centers, Mission Cultural Center (MCCLA) and SomArts. WritersCorps' 
event coordinator, Jose Carrasco from Loco Bloco, played a critical role in the slams' success in 
the community. 

The annual book party for WritersCorps' anthology, Believe Me I Know, will be on June 5th at the 
Main Library. The book will be published this month and the book shape will be square. 

Usually staff starts recruiting new teachers at this time, but teacher retention is almost 1 00% this 
year. In May, staff is only looking to hire a male teacher for Log Cabin. 

A comedian, Lisa Geduldig, selected WritersCorps to be the beneficiary of her next show. The 
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a WritersCorps youth, Lydia Celis, to perform with her. 

Also, Commissioner Mirikitani will be reading on April 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Small Press 
Distribution, one of WritersCorps' supporters. 

Commissioner Roth congratulated Ms. Rockwell and WritersCorps on another successful year. 

Chinatown Community Arts Update 

Currently on display in the gallery is an abstract exhibit called Slowly Entered featuring six artists 
from Asian American Women Artist Association. The reception on April 6 hosted 100+ viewers. 

On April 14th, CCAP hosts the annual Spring Symphony chamber music in cooperation with the 
San Francisco Symphony. Commissioner Kirk Anderson will represent the Commission at the 
event. 

Arts Education Update 

In March, the Arts Commission applied for two California Arts Council grants. Ms. Axel just 
heard that the Arts Commission received the Local Arts Education Partnership grant for $20,000 
to advance the Arts Commission's collaboration with the school district. Staff is still waiting to 
hear about the State/Local Partnership Program grant. 

The Arts Providers Alliance, including approximately 50 arts organizations and individual artists 
working with the school district, is discussing building in a part-time staff person to oversee the 
Alliance. 

The Youth Arts Festival Week is May 11-18. There will be a VIP reception on May 9th. May 1 8th 
is when families are invited to the Zeum rooftop for a hands-on art experience. 

On the same day, the California Arts Council is sponsoring a conference in San Jose for model 
arts program grantees. 

The Arts Education Funders Collaborative held the first model development workshop with 
Sanchez Elementary School on April 7. This was the first of three workshops for schools to plan 
the next four years to build arts education programs into their schools with support from AEFC. 

Program Director Update 

As acting program director of the Community Arts and Education Program, Ms. Gomez thanked 
the CAE staff for their cooperation. 

CAE had a panel meeting to review grants for Programs in the Community. The panel 
recommended awarding $145,499 to ten organizations contingent on funding from Grants for the 
Arts. These are funds for non-arts organizations that have arts programming. 

The cultural centers are turning in their management and programming plan and budgets for 2002- 
03. Staff is awaiting Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts' (MCCLA) outstanding budget. 

The commitment to keep the Fulton Street facility up and running has met with success. The 
Curatorial Committee developed quality programming including First Contact, Hip-Hop Macbeth, 
and a wonderful gallery exhibit. The community response has been extremely positive to the 
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includes staff member, Marcie Byrde. 

Some outstanding issues are directly related to the African American Art and Culture Complex 
(AAACC). On April 1, the cultural centers' MPP and budgets were due. AAACC's submission 
was late and incomplete, lacking information on cultural programming. The revenue figures were 
incorrect and need clarification. Staff will work with AAACC staff during the month of April and 
hope a revised MPP and budget will be submitted by the end of the month. 

AAACC submitted a budget amendment on April 8 and staff has not had a chance to review it. 

On April 8, Ms. Gomez received a fax that announced AAACC staff had been laid off. Arts 
Commission staff has no understanding of why such a lay off was necessary. Mr. Edington has 
not given Commission staff any information on that situation at this time. 

Commissioner Roth noted that ten organizations are recommended for funding. She asked how 
many organizations applied for funding. Ms. Takayama answered 21. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to the following PIC 
grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 2002-03 Grants for 
the Arts Fund, pending written confirmation from Grants for the Arts: 



The Arc San Francisco 


$16,000 


Institute on Aging 


$18,000 


Lavendar Youth Recreation and Information Center 


$15,000 


Life Frames, Inc 


$16,000 


Positive Directions Equals Change, Inc. 


$15,000 


Every Child Can Learn 


$15,000 


Richmond District Neighborhood Center 


$13,500 


San Francisco Ministry to Nursing Homes 


$16,000 


San Francisco Women Against Rape 


$16,119 


Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center 


$4,880 


TOTAL 


$145,499 



The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Roth asked if staff is expecting an increase in funding from Grants for the Arts. 
Ms. Gomez said that staff requested an increase in funding from Grants for the Arts, but it is 
unlikely that we will receive our request. 

Commissioner Roth noted that the panel recommended to increase the funding for four 
organizations rather than fund additional organizations. Ms. Gomez noted that the request made 
by one of the organizations is very small. If the program receives additional funding, the amount 
will be so small that it probably won't be enough to fund another organization. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

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pending written confirmation from Grants for the Arts if the funding exceeds $145,499, 
following the recommendations by the panel: a) increase to $6,100 for Tenderloin Reflection 
and Education Center; b) distribute the remainder evenly to San Francisco Women Against 
Rape, Institute on Aging and Richmond District Neighborhood Center. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Cultural Center Facility Report 

Center-wide, the centers are replacing burned out lamps in exit signs. Bayview Opera House, Ruth 
Williams Memorial Center (BVOH) and MCCLA are complete; SomArts has a few lamps 
remaining; AAACC will be complete as soon as the next order is filled. 

The next center- wide project is conservation. Staff will remove non-operating fixtures and replace 
them with new energy saving fixtures and replace old working fixtures and lamps with energy 
saving fixtures and lamps. 

At MCCLA, furnace controls are installed: all five roof units and one interior unit are working. 
DPW and Yamas Controls, Inc. identified a malfunctioning economizer as the cause of uneven 
airflow in the building. In addition, Arts Commission staff, Mr. Rommel Taylor will develop a 
building usage survey. The building was originally a furniture warehouse and when new walls 
were constructed the airflow was altered. The building usage survey will poll tenants on how 
comfortable/uncomfortable they find the temperature in the building. Floor-by-floor and room-by- 
room, the activities and times of usage in various rooms will be identified to better balance the 
temperature throughout the building. This survey will be adapted for the other cultural centers as 
well. 

Thyssen-Krupp, the elevator maintenance company, submitted a proposal to install a phone in the 
passenger elevator and to repair door straps on the freight elevator. 

Today, Ms. Daniels met with the Executive Director of BVOH, Shelly Bell; Construction Project 
Engineer, Claudia Cody; and Restoration Architect, Alice Carry, to discuss BVOH's plaza design 
and construction. The Metropolitan Commission awarded BVOH $1.4 million to develop a plaza 
along with the Third Street Lightrail Project. They are currently identifying funds to build a new 
facility and look at historical restoration of the existing structure. 

Remaining projects for BVOH are interior hazmat disposal. Staff hopes to have abatement done 
by the end of this fiscal year. Exhaust fans on roof have been cleaned and repaired. In the past 60 
days, no water leakage has been reported. 

Three heaters at SomArts are out of commission. DPW will provide an estimate for their repair or 
replacement. Both the water fountain and the plumbing in the men's restroom are repaired. Mr. 
Jack Davis is awaiting a third bid for electrical work to replace a fire panel. 

At AAACC, waterproofing the west wall and pigeon abatement is nearly completed. DPW is 
replacing broken windows and hazardous waste in the window putty. A serviceman repaired the 
elevator. The gallery was renovated with an electrical upgrade, a partial wall constructed, new 
track lights and a motion detector installed, and the floor and walls painted. An electrical 
assessment to determine the capacity of the building is completed. $61,000 is allocated for an 
electrical upgrade in the building and Ms. Daniels is waiting for a facility plan that maps out the 
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Next year, one furnace will be replaced. 

The fourth floor mechanical room which houses electrical panels, timers, and heating controls is 
no longer being used as a photography studio. Work on the photo studio was done without the 
appropriate city permits and safeguards, presenting serious safety hazards. 

Work on the second floor to install sinks to accommodate a silkscreen studio and a new photo lab 
are underway without consultation with Ms. Daniels. In addition, Ms. Daniels observed work on 
bathroom stalls in the ramp area, but she has not approved any of the work. This work is not done 
in accordance with the Cultural Center Maintenance and Repair Policy. All renovation projects 
require Arts Commission approval and coordination with the Cultural Facilities Manager. 

Nancy Gonchar's Report 

To date, the Arts Commission has allocated $597,135 to AAACC of a $774,332 approved budget, 
which is exclusive of capital monies that were approved. For several months, Ms. Gonchar has 
requested a year-to-date financial report that would compare the actual expenditures to the 
approved budgeted items. She received some of that information only today. Her request for a 
report on received revenue is outstanding. It appears that some of the revenue has been spent 
without Commission approval. 

Ms. Gonchar summarized the last two invoices from AAACC. Staff received an invoice in March 
for $100,000. A check was issued March 19. A second invoice was received on April 1, less than 
two weeks later, for $100,000. Ms. Gonchar was concerned that $100,000 was spent in two 
weeks. 

Today Ms. Gonchar learned in writing that AAACC staff was laid off and that payroll was not 
met. That is unfortunate because $100,000 was just disbursed and financial management should 
set payroll as a priority. 

Mr. Edington is aware that the City process for disbursing money takes several weeks. The 
process can take longer if there are contradictions within the financial report or if staff needs 
clarification. 

Ms. Gonchar suggested that it might be a good idea to have the Controller's Office perform a 
financial audit. 

AAACC Report 

Mr. Edington said he and the staff were disappointed the location for the CAE Committee meeting 
was changed from AAACC back to the Arts Commission. He hopes the Commissioners will visit 
and attend upcoming events. 

Mr. Edington said he was told that AAACC is a hybrid organization and that money for 
operations would be sent to AAACC in $100,000 increments. He outlined his understanding of 
the process. The Commission would initiate a request to the Controller, transfer the money to the 
fiscal sponsor, then AAACC would get approval to spend money. He also believed that the 
remaining balance would be placed in Intersection's account for AAACC spending when the 
Commission approved the program plan in January. 

There were two instances when the transfer of $100,000 was delayed. He felt that AAACC has no 
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when it is transferred to the fiscal agent. That is all under the control of the Arts Commission. On 
January 25, Mr. Edington gave a cash flow projection from February - June to Ms. Lerma (the 
former CAE Program Director), Ms. Bok at Intersection for the Arts (Intersection), and to the Arts 
Commission accountant. This was suppose to be a guide to insure that funds would be available 
for AAACC to be reimbursed. The projection reflected center spending at approximately 
$133,000/month. Mr. Edington asked Mr. Newirth for an on-site $12,000 revolving account to 
insure that AAACC could make payroll. 

Last week, on the day of payroll, Intersection staff told AAACC there was no money in the 
account. No one from the Arts Commission contacted AAACC. When Mr. Edington made 
inquiries to the Arts Commission, he said he was unable to reach Commission staff. Mr. Edington 
met with Intersection staff to show the approved budget and Intersection staff said the Arts 
Commission transferred $600,000 and they were not going to transfer any more money. 
Intersection staff told Mr. Edington that it would take 30 days until more funds could be 
transferred, and without enough money on hand to meet payroll, all but two staff members were 
laid off temporarily until AAACC could straighten out the funding dilemma. 

Mr. Edington said AAACC was out of options because Mr. Newirth was out of town, Ms. Lerma's 
position is vacant, and Ms. Gomez did not indicate a sympathetic ear. Mr. Edington contacted the 
Mayor's Office and let them know that AAACC funds had been "abruptly halted," the transfer of 
money from the Arts Commission to the fiscal sponsor had not been executed, and that the fiscal 
sponsor could not account for why there was not enough money to pay bills when he felt that the 
budget shows there should be. 

With regards to fiscal reporting, Mr. Edington said he and Ms. Lerma agreed that he would 
provide an expenditure report showing a comparison to the budget on the fifth of each month. 
Commission staff received the February and March report. The April report was delivered 
yesterday due to holidays. His report shows a very little over expenditure, primarily in payroll tax. 
Two weeks ago, AAACC staff asked Ms. Gomez how to request a budget change to cover payroll 
taxes and increased security needs. 

Mr. Edington said that the Commission entered into an agreement with the fiscal sponsor to 
handle the cash flow for AAACC. He indicated he felt that the Arts Commission has not actively 
taken a role to develop systems with the fiscal sponsor. 

For a short period, Mr. Newirth and Mr. Edington held Wednesday meetings. Mr. Edington 
expressed several concerns. On record, Mr. Edington is liable for technical and operating concerns 
of the facility, rather than the City. A month ago he expressed concerns with Workers 
Compensation. He met with Arts Commission staff about issues that "languished" or he was given 
insufficient information. 

He has taken initiative to make needed improvements on the building due to deferred 
maintenance. He tried to adhere to Arts Commission guidelines, but in many cases they had to 
solve internal problems on their own because of lack of Arts Commission assistance. One 
example is the West Wall. It had asbestos, lead-based paint, and leaked water into the facility. Mr. 
Edington selected two contractors. One contractor that bid $32,800 had no knowledge of the 
City's hazmat rules, so DPW took over the job. Mr. Edington asked how long it would take. DPW 
said 30 days, weather permitting. That was 120 days ago and it' s still not finished. 

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last time Mr. Edington met with Mr. Newirth and Ms. Gonchar, they made several requests. One 
was a review of the AAACC tenants. He said he would make it available on site. He said they set 
up a structure for the expenditure reports. One call to Mr. Edington or Intersection for the 
expenditure report would have solved a lot of problems. 

Mr. Edington congratulated Mr. Idris Ackamoor for his revitalization of the theater. Mr. Thomas 
Simpson, the interim program manager, set up a community based collaborative funding program 
where the community can initiate programs. There were 44 requests for over $140,000. AAACC 
funded 14 programs and fully committed $40,000. There is a groundswell of support at the center 
and the more activity that happens with input from the community, the greater the potential. The 
center can be a rich resource for the community with nine artist tenants and the hopes to add four 
more. 

Commission Roth asked for a copy of the cash flow projection and a monthly expenditure report. 
She then opened the floor to public comment. 

Ms. Carmen Johnson said AAACC has been growing and introduced the Ad Hoc Committee 
made up of people from the Western Addition community who have taken an interest in the 
cultural center. The Ad Hoc Committee meets every Wednesday at 2:00 at AAACC to discuss 
how to move forward and how to include the Western Addition community in the center's 
programming. Some of the Ad Hoc members reviewed the community proposals for the 
collaborative projects. The Committee would like to recommend formalizing an advisory 
committee or board of directors. 

Reverend Ted Frazier, associate pastor from a local Pentacostal Church, has lived in San 
Francisco for almost 50 years, primarily in the Western Addition. He has participated with the 
center for a number of events and noted the physical and programmatic progress made. He asked 
for mercy from the Commission to understand the importance of the center in a community that 
has been plagued with crime and violence and government agencies that have disrupted the 
community. The center represents pride in the people and the culture. He knows there have been 
some problems in the past but he hopes to be more involved and wants to work together with the 
Arts Commission. The committee has people who want to make the center a success. They just 
need to know the rules by which to play. The community should have direct input in determining 
the future of the center. The Ad Hoc Committee is the beginning of that process and as the center 
is being built, the Commission should build an entity that can assist with the fiscal agent and 
Commission to make sure all the requirements and policies are implemented. 

Mr. Charles Gibson-McClinton is concerned that AAACC has been treated differently than the 
other centers. In the past, the SomArts' director left the country with organizational funds. 
SomArts was able to form a board in-house and did not have their funding disrupted. The Arts 
Commission helped them solve the problem and they've thrived ever since. MCCLA had 
problems and reorganized with the blessing of the Commission. They worked it out in-house and 
thrived ever since. 

With AAACC, the budget was cut off for a year and now there's another budgetary problem. Mr. 
Edington is reporting to three people and going through another agency for money. The other 
centers didn't have to go through this process. 

Mr. Gibson-McClinton disapproved of the RFP process for finding a new organization to fill the 
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other centers. 

Mr. Matthew Ruzette is a lifetime San Francisco resident. He said the center is a great building in 
a great location with lots of space. Through the meeting, he observed a lack of communication. 
The details of the problem seem very mundane. The center's time is better spent providing more 
community events, shows, and art events. People all over the City need a center like this working 
at full capacity so that youth have things to do on the weekends and at night. 

A member of the Ad Hoc Committee who said she lives and works in the community said that 
they did everything they were supposed to do and now the funding is held up. This is not fair and 
there are many hoops to dance through. This should be ironed out because this is affecting people 
beyond the center staff. She is disappointed that the photography studio is no longer being built. 

Ms. Saundra Mayo lives in the Western Addition. She would like to see an African American 
culture center be viable again. Her daughter grew up and participated in the activities at the center. 
She and other young people are wondering why the center isn't active like it used to be. Another 
audience member said the Ad Hoc Committee, under the leadership of Mr. Edington, are trying to 
rejuvenate the center. With viable programs, young people would participate in center activities 
instead of being out on the streets. 

Mr. Idris Ackamoor said for the last 15-20 years, the budget at the center has been around 
$300,000/year. There has not been any funding outside the Arts Commission and he called this a 
tragedy. He said the center should have a budget of SI .5 million, but the center can't even manage 
$400,000. One of the first things he would have done was hire a fundraiser to look for alternative 
funding sources. He was glad that the season's two shows brought in 514,000 in earned income. 
Half of it goes to the center for future programming. There are plenty of programs, but we need 
funding more than anything else. 

Commissioner Roth closed the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Edington agreed with Mr. Ackamoor that funding is crucial. Funding means independence to 
support projects that are not art related. In Mr. Edington's five months at AAACC, he submitted 
three proposals: one to the Mayor's Office for 5150,000, one to the Arts Commission for creative 
space usage. But currently, AAACC and Mr. Edington are extensions of the City, and the City 
cannot fund itself. He encouraged the idea to develop an independent non-profit entity at AAACC. 
He wants autonomy instead of presenting ideas to committees. 

Commissioner Roth missed someone from the floor. 

Ms. Essie Collins asked for an explanation for the difference in the funding for the four centers. 
Ms. Gonchar said that this year AAACC's approved budget was $774,332 exclusive of capital 
funds. That was two years of funding, which is twice as much as the other centers received this 
year. 

Commissioner Walker asked if there is money in the budget to make payroll for the next two 
months. Ms. Gonchar said she believes so, but she needs to go over the reports with Mr. Edington 
when he provides them. Intersection never said they were out of money. She heard that for the 
first time today. Commissioner Roth confirmed there is approximately S200,000 left in 
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Commissioner Roth asked Mr. Edington about the construction at the center. Mr. Edington said 
when he first came to the center the women did not use the restrooms. The staff kept toilet paper 
in their offices and there were few supplies because of lack of funds. Mr. Edington wanted to 
upgrade the facility before funding programming and he submitted a budget to Mr. Newirth with 
funds only targeted to upgrade the facility. He listed problems like fixing the bathrooms and 
making them ADA compliant and resolving chemical problems with the building. Mr. Newirth 
agreed with the plan but also wanted to see programming in the building and appointed a 
curatorial committee. Mr. Edington took issue with the curatorial committee because he was not 
consulted on its formation as he believes a director should be. 

Mr. Newirth and Mr. Edington did not agree on the priorities set for the center so Mr. Edington 
proceeded to work on the bathrooms. There was $61,000 in ADA money approved for the center 
from the Mayor's Office of Community Development two or three years back. Mr. Edington 
contacted Mr. Eric Baker at the MOCD to see if those funds were still available. Mr. Edington 
said it didn't make sense to fix the bathrooms when a disabled person could not get on the 
elevator. Mr. Baker agreed and agreed that the funds could be used towards the cost of fixing the 
elevator. Mr. Edington still wanted to upgrade the bathrooms so that people felt safe using them 
so he started remodeling the bathrooms and the remedied the deferred maintenance in the facility. 

Commissioner Walker asked for a status report on the electrical upgrade and photo gallery. Ms. 
Daniels said there is no relationship between the mechanical upgrade and the need to discontinue 
use of the fourth floor mechanical room for a photo lab. The fourth floor is for DPW building staff 
with a number of regulations and needs to be resolved before the general public can access it. 
There certainly can be a photo lab in the building, but there are steps to take to make it happen 
properly for the safety of everyone in the building. 

With regards to the electrical upgrade, DPW made an assessment and a list of repairs. Now we 
need to know how the rooms are going to be programmed to plan electrical improvements to meet 
those needs. 

Commissioner Roth asked Mr. Edington for a one-page review of all the repairs done to the center 
with the costs associated with each. 

Commissioner Roth said that their job is to oversee how public funds are spent, insure that funds 
are spent properly, and insure that the center is operating in accordance to minimum guidelines at 
the best benefit of the community. When she sees that there are two requests for $100,000 within 
one month and hears that requests for an accounting of the expenditures are unanswered, it gives 
her the feeling that she doesn't know how the funds are being spent. She did not insinuate that they 
were spent improperly, but explained that the Commissioners must be able to account for the 
money. 

Mr. Edington said it was unfortunate that Ms. Lerma left without explaining structures that were 
in place. To make the Arts Commission aware of AAACC needs on an ongoing basis they set up a 
cash flow projection by line item. He said it's unfortunate that Ms. Bok from Intersection is not 
here to testify that they've met several times so that the Arts Commission would know what 
AAACC was spending money on. AAACC provides invoices to Intersection to request funds. The 
invoices were previously given to Mr. Newirth and Ms. Gonchar at their scheduled meetings, but 
those meetings have been cancelled. 

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reason Intersection needs to have the financial reports. Ms. Gonchar explained that once the 
Commission approved the MPP and budget, the fiscal agent, Intersection for the Arts, could use 
the approved budget as a guideline to approve the expenditures to AAACC. Ms. Gonchar restated 
that Commission staff asked for a financial report and had not received one until today. 
Procedures have been set up but there has been a breakdown in communication. The meeting 
tomorrow between Ms. Gonchar and Mr. Edington should help clarify any confusion. 

Commissioner Roth requested that Ms. Gonchar and Mr. Edington meet tomorrow and review 
AAACC's budget and reporting questions. Commissioner Roth amended the motion to read as 
follows: 

Motion to approve up to $274,332 as a grant to Intersection for the Arts as fiscal sponsor for 
the African American Art & Culture Complex subject to review of financial reports. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Gonchar explained that this motion means that Mr. Edington agrees on the amount of money 
that is left to transfer to Intersection. Mr. Edington said that Intersection and the Arts Commission 
are not in agreement with how much capital improvement money is available. Commissioner 
Walker requested that someone from Intersection be present at tomorrow's meeting with Mr. 
Edington and Ms. Gonchar. 

Commissioner Walker asked if the people laid off by Mr. Edington would be automatically 
reinstated. Mr. Edington said they would be reinstated pending release of funding. 

Ms. Gonchar reiterated a concern for the poor communication and spread of misinformation. She 
spoke with staff at Intersection four times over the past ten days and they never indicated that the 
Arts Commission "turned off the faucet." The Arts Commission has proved their support for this 
center. The Commission approved two years of funding for the center and spent over 75% of the 
funds and allocated money for next year. Four or five Arts Commission staff members have 
devoted over 20% of their time to AAACC. Throughout this period where Mr. Edington claims 
that he did not have access to any funds, the Arts Commission staff did not receive a call from Mr. 
Edington. However, Mr. Edington in a memo to staff indicated that the Commission was 
responsible for the layoffs, despite his not informing staff until after the fact. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 6:21 P.M. 

Next Meeting 

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COMMUNITY ARTS & EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

May 28, 2002 

4:30 p.m. 

Please note location: African American Art and Culture Complex 

762 Fulton Street 
San Francisco 



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Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commta 
office (25 Van Nes e Suite 2-40, San Francisco, California $4102 -ess 

hours. The Community Arts and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598, Public 
consent in regard to specific items y/Ul be taken before or during consideration of the item, 

The r ! use of c aeers anc sound -producing electronic devices are 

prohibited at this meeting. Please be r.d'^sed that toe Chair rosy order the tv Vom the 

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Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 



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3. Arts Education Update 

Rachelle Axel 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 

4. Program Director's Report 

Jewelle Gomez 
Staff report. 
Action Item 

Motion to approve Neighborhood Festival grants of $33,000 from 2002-03 
Grants for the Arts funds to the following organizations: 



Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Fiesta on the Hill 


$3,250 


Every Child Can Learn Foundation, San Francisco Youth Arts 
Festival 


$6,000 


Intersection for the Arts, Arts Providers Alliance 


$1,000 


New Direction, Bayview/Hunters Point 4th of July Picnic 


$3,250 


Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Inc., Festival 2002 


$3,250 


Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc., Inc., Urban Youth Arts Festival 


$3,250 


Rescue Culture Collective, Dia de los Muertos 


$3,250 


San Francisco SAFE, Sixth Annual Holiday Unity Parade & Rally 


$3,250 


SOMA Youth Festival, SOMA Youth Festival 


$3,250 


Sunset District Community Development, Sunset Community Festival 


$3,250 


Treasure Island Homeles Development Initiative, Treasure Island 
Community Day 


$3,250 


TOTAL 


$33,000 



Motion to approve Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Center 
budget modification to reflect inclusion of $33,578 from the 2000-2001 Hotel Tax 
Fund for a budget total of $335,139 for fiscal year 2001-2002. 

Motion to approve the proposed Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams 
Memorial Center, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and South of 
Market Cultural Centers' 2002-2003 Management and Programming Plans and 
Budgets, from Cultural Center Line Item Hotel Tax Funds, contingent upon 
receipt of required audited financial reports and Community Support Group 
Meeting minutes. 

Bayview Opera House $289,307 
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $545,894 
South of Market Cultural Center $914,476 
TOTAL ALLOCATION $1,749,677 

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5. African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC) 
Discussion regaiding AAACC 

(Thvt item is to allow members of the Committee and members of the public to 
comment generally on matters relating to AAACC as well as to suggest new AAACC- 
related agenda items for the Committee 's future consideration). 
Discussion Item 

6. New Business 
(This item is to allow Committee members to make anmntncements and to introduce 
new agenda items for future consideration). 

7. Adjournment 



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prohibited at this meeting, Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
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1 . WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 

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Janice Horn 
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3. Arts Education Update 

Ruchelle Axel 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 

4. Program Director's Report 

Jewelle Gomez 
Staff report. 
Action Item 

Motion to approve Neighborhood Festival grants of $33,000 from 2002-03 
Grants for the Arts funds to the following organizations: 



Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Fiesta on the HiU 


$3,250 


Every Child Can Learn Foundation, San Francisco Youth Arts 
Festival 


$6,000 


Intersection for the Arts, Arts Providers Alliance 


$1,000 


New Direction, Bayview/Hunters Point 4th of July Picnic 


$3,250 


Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Inc., Festival 2002 


$3,250 


Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc, Inc., Urban Youth Arts Festival 


$3,250 


Rescue Culture Collective, Dia de los Muertos 


$3,250 


San Francisco SAFE, Sixth Annual Holiday Unity Parade & Rally 


$3,250 


SOMA Youth Festival, SOMA Youth Festival 


$3,250 


Sunset District Community Development, Sunset Community Festival 


$3,250 


Treasure Island Homeles Development Initiative, Treasure Island 
Community Day 


$3,250 


TOTAL 


$33,000 



Motion to approve Bay view Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Center 
budget modification to reflect inclusion of $33,578 from the 2000-2001 Hotel Tax 
Fund for a budget total of $335,139 for fiscal year 2001-2002. 

Motion to approve the proposed Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams 
Memorial Center, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and South of 
Market Cultural Centers' 2002-2003 Management and Programming Plans and 
Budgets, from Cultural Center Line Item Hotel Tax Funds, contingent upon 
receipt of required audited financial reports and Community Support Group 
Meeting minutes. 

Bayview Opera House $289,307 
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $545,894 
South of Market Cultural Center $914,476 
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Discussion regarding AAACC 

(This item is to allow members of the Committee and members of the public to 

comment generally on matters relating to AAACC as well as to suggest new AAACC- 

related agenda items for the Committee 's future consideration). 

Discussion Item 

6. New Business 

(This item is to allow Committee members to make announcements and to introduce 
new agenda items for future consideration). 

7. Adjournment 

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Special Meeting 

May 28, 2002 

4:30 P.M. 

African American Art and Culture Complex 

762 Fulton Street, San Francisco 



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Commissioner Roth called the informational meeting to order at 4:39 P.M. 

ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Denise Roth 
Blanche Brown 
Eddie Marshall 

Ethel Walker 



Commissioners Absent 

Janice Mirikitani 

1 . WritersCorps Update 

WritersCorps will be celebrating its book party on June 5 with Commissioner Marshall 
performing from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 40-45 youth aged 6-22 will read from Believe Me, I Know, the 
latest WritersCorps anthology. The youth not only contributed the writing for the book, but also 
the photography thanks to help from Sixth Street Photography. 

Two WritersCorps youth performed in Washington D.C. They toured monuments, museums, and 
Howard University, and were treated like professional artists with people asking for their 
autographs. WritersCorps is opening many doors for San Francisco's youth in terms of travel and 
visibility to a national audience. 

Ms. Heller distributed an Examiner article that featured poet Tilly Olsen. Ms. Olsen selected 
WritersCorps youth to read with her on May 21st at Intersection for the Arts. Both Ms. Olsen and 
the audience were impressed with the youth writers. WritersCorps is thankful to Ms. Olsen for 
inviting the youth to join her on stage and thankful to Intersection for successfully promoting and 
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2. Chinatown Community Arts Update 

On May 14, CCAP had the San Francisco Symphony Community Music Concert, attracting 275 
people. Commissioner Kirk Andersen represented the Commission. May 24, Slowly Enter, 
presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association, closed. On Saturday, June 1 at 
noon, there is a reception for the next show presented by the Oriental Arts Association. 

3. Arts Education Update 

The Youth Arts Festival ran from May 11-18. Approximately 10,000 school children saw over 
1,300 art pieces installed at Zeum. There was an award ceremony on the 18th and the local 
awardees' work will go to Washington D.C. to be judged and critiqued for national awards. 

The Arts Education Funders Collaborative just published the latest Leadership Profile, which 
focuses on parent involvement in arts education. 

The Inside/Out Guide, the primary source for arts education activities in the district, will be 
published in August, before the next school year starts. Commissioner Roth asked how often 
Inside/Out is published. Ms. Axel said approximately every three years. 

The California Arts Scholars Award is a statewide youth arts award celebration where students 
have an intensive eight-week arts education experience down in southern California. 
Approximately 300-400 students throughout the state are selected out of 1,800 applicants. 31 
students from San Francisco were selected this year. The award ceremony is at the Performing 
Arts Library and Museum on Saturday, June 1st from 5-7 p.m. 

Arts education has received some favorable press recently. Two weeks ago on Monday, Tuesday, 
and Wednesday, there was a three part series on arts education in the Chronicle, starting with a 
front-page story. The Arts Education Funders Collaborative and many other local and state arts 
education organizations, initiatives and individuals were covered. 

Commissioner Walker asked how the governor's proposed budget cuts would affect arts education 
in San Francisco. Ms. Axel believes the arts education program in the California Arts Council 
(CAC) will be less severely affected than the other CAC programs, although cuts are still 
imminent. Mr. Newirth spoke with the director of the CAC who said that he hopes to keep some 
money in every single program. Additional arts education money was recently instated into the 
CAC budget by the governor, so it probably will be less impacted than other programs within the 
CAC. 

Commissioner Walker asked if there would be cuts in arts education in the schools. Ms. Axel said 
that the cuts will affect the arts providers in town most of all (which all work in schools) and not 
as much the service that the Arts Commissions' Arts Education Program provides because the 
majority of the money raised for this program is from private funds. But the Arts Education 
Funders Collaborative, administered by the SFAC may be affected by a loss of funding. 

4. Program Director Update 

Ms. Gomez thanked the Curatorial Committee for the wonderful performing arts and visual arts 
programming at AAACC. She also thanked Thomas Simpson for managing the collaborative 
program for community arts projects. 

Commissioner Roth asked how much money we distributed for Neighborhood Festivals last year. 
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expect a cut in funding. Ms. Gonchar said the budget is not showing cuts. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to approve Neighborhood Festival grants of $33,000 from 2002-03 Grants for the 

Arts funds to the following organizations: 



Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Fiesta on the Hill 


$3,250 


Every Child Can Learn Foundation, San Francisco Youth Arts Festival 


$6,000 


Intersection for the Arts, Arts Providers Alliance 


$1,000 


New Direction, Bayview/Hunters Point 4th of July Picnic 


$3,250 


Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Inc., Festival 2002 


$3,250 


Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc, Inc., Urban Youth Arts Festival 


$3,250 


Rescue Culture Collective, Dia de los Muertos 


$3,250 


San Francisco SAFE, Sixth Annual Holiday Unity Parade & Rally 


$3,250 


SOMA Youth Festival, SOMA Youth Festival 


$3,250 


Sunset District Community Development, Sunset Community Festival 


$3,250 


Treasure Island Homeles Development Initiative, Treasure Island Community 
Day 


$3,250 


TOTAL 


$33,000 



The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to approve Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Center budget 
modification to reflect inclusion of $33,578 from the 2000-2001 Hotel Tax Fund for a budget 
total of $335,139 for fiscal year 2001-2002. 

Commissioner Roth asked if this is a carry forward. Ms. Gonchar explained that this is an 
adjustment up from 2000-01. The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the proposed Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Theater, 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and South of Market Cultural Centers' 2002-2003 

Management and Programming Plans and Budgets, from Cultural Center Line Item Hotel 

Tax Funds, contingent upon receipt of required audited financial reports and Community 

Support Group Meeting minutes. 

Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Theater$289,307 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $545,894 

South of Market Cultural Center $914,476 

TOTAL ALLOCATION $1,749,677 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Cultural Center Facility Report 

At MCCLA, the elevator is broken and the City Attorney's Office is working with DPW and the 
elevator contractor to fix the elevator. Half the exit lights have been replaced with energy efficient 
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At Somarts, Caltrans has trimmed the trees on the property. 

At BVOH, the courtyard drainage problem has been resolved. Scheduling hazmat work on the 
interior and exterior is in the works. 

At AAACC, the west wall exterior has been repaired, sealed, and painted. The interior side still 
needs repair. Phase 1 of the gallery renovation is complete and an exhibition by Keba Konte is up 
until June 30. DPW repaired the sewer stoppage. The drinking fountain is repaired. 

Commissioner Walker asked when the elevator at MCCLA will be completed. Ms. Daniels 
estimated the work would be completed in three weeks. Commissioner Roth asked how long the 
elevator had been broken. Ms. Daniels said that by the time she reviewed the elevator contract, 
sent it to the City Attorney, who then talked with DPW and the contractor, it had been broken for 
six weeks. Commissioner Roth asked why the City Attorney is involved with fixing an elevator. 
Ms. Daniels said the City Attorney's Office was concerned that the original contract might have 
covered these repairs and we didn't want to pay twice for the same service. 

African American Art and Culture Complex 

Mr. Newirth said this is an opportunity for the community members and center constituents to 
voice any feelings they have, raise issues, and have conceptions clarified. Mostly, it's for the 
Commissioners to listen to the community. After public comment, the Commission will respond 
to the questions. Someone from the community asked what the Commission's perspective is on 
AAACC so that the community could respond more appropriately. 

Mr. Newirth introduced Bob Davis, the current facility director at AAACC. Ms. Gomez said the 
center is in phase two of a three phase project. Phase one was to improve the physical building at 
the center and Mr. Edington worked on this over the past year. Phase two is to organize the 
financial and procedural processes for phase three. Phase three is to find a non-profit through an 
RFP to run the center. Mr. Davis has joined us at this point because of his expertise in facilities 
management. The focus has shifted to preparing an administrative structure for a non-profit to 
come in and do the work. 

Ms. Gomez emphasized that the mission of the center has not changed. The three other centers are 
run by non-profit organizations. Up until now, the center has been run by several people. Mr. 
Edington oversaw the facility upgrades. The curatorial committee oversaw the programming. 
Thomas Simpson oversaw the funds for the community projects. A community member said that 
he's happy with the organization now and asked if the working staff could become official. Mr. 
Newirth responded that there isn't a formal structure for an organization with a board of directors 
doing all of the work a center needs. 

Mr. Newirth introduced Jonnie Robinson from the Mayor's Office. 

Commissioner Roth said the Commission wants to hear the community's concerns, questions, and 
ideas for the future of this facility and opened the floor to public comment. 

Dorothy Cook, chairperson for the Bay Area Satellite Heritage Music Foundation, spoke on behalf 
of the Gospel Jewels, a choir group that meets at AAACC to learn to sing gospel music. They've 
had two successful performances in the center. They would like to participate and have input to 
the art and culture of the center. They want their children welcome in the center to learn African 
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regularly scheduled rehearsals in the theater (where the piano is) for one hour on the first and 
second Saturday of the month from 2:00-3:00. 

Jay E. is involved with Wajumbe and the Monday night jazz series. These cultural programs are 
important as art is removed from the schools. The Fillmore's history is strongly rooted in jazz and 
the music helps youth learn about their lives. This is a huge asset to San Francisco. 

Geoffrey Nwogu is a sculptor and painter based out of the second floor of AAACC along with J.J. 
Jackson. The artists in the studio are being threatened with sharing the space. They are 
professional artists that have been in the building for a long time and would like to be recognized 
as "resident artists" like the other resident organizations in the building. They can't afford renting a 
studio elsewhere and he and Mr. Jackson work well together. They need more light and electrical 
outlets in the studio and would like to move Cultural Odyssey's items in storage closer to the 
theater so the visual artists can use that space. 

Pastor Edwin Watkins, pastor of the Mount Zion church in San Francisco and a supporter of Dr. 
Cook, cautioned the Commission that the community would not be happy if the ethnic focus of 
the center changed. He hopes that the people who have done a considerable amount of work on 
the center will be considered during phase three at the center. 

Virgil Herndon, Jr. is a member of the African American Historical and Cultural Society, a 
lifetime member of the NAACP, and on the board for the Western Addition Senior Center. He 
would like to know the reason for Mr. Edington's replacement. What were Mr. Edington's 
expectations and what was the process for his dismissal? He worked well with the people and 
programs at the center. He would also like to know what the mission statement for the center is. 

Sidney Wilson, who lives in San Francisco, is a product of the center. He spoke in defense of Jim 
Larkin. He summarized a memo from the Commission where Mr. Newirth supposedly attacked 
Mr. Larkin's integrity. Mr. Larkin created five cultural centers, starting a model program in the 
United States. It's a problem when you attack the person that started the centers and when you 
attack the community. Children have been and continue to be involved with the centers. It's 
important to keep children involved and to keep diverse programming or else it doesn't serve the 
community. 

Meredith Stout is co-director of the Sisters Project, a non-profit multimedia group. Through 
photography, poetry, and acting they educate about and support homeless women and children. 
When the group first formed, Rhodessa Jones welcomed them to the center and provided rehearsal 
space and the theater. The organization would not have succeeded without the center's support. 

Rhodessa Jones is the co-director for Cultural Odyssey, which has been the model for the 
curatorial committee in the theater. She said a tenant group met for the first time in the wake of so 
many changes at the center. She was elected to be the spokesperson of the group to pose two 
questions about the future of the center and the relationship between the center and SFAC. The 
tenants want to be proactive in moving forward. One is about Mr. Davis. What does SFAC view 
Mr. Davis' relationship to the center and what is his timeline to achieve the desired goals? What 
are SFAC's immediate and long-term goals with the facility? As an artist active in moving the 
center forward, which carries a strong fiscal record, she is interested in being part of the new 
executive administrative structure. 

Reverend Ted Frazier is a member of the Ad Hoc Committee. He read a letter addressed to Mr. 



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Newirth that addressed a major concern: the establishment of a board of directors. Both Mission 
Cultural Center and Somarts had board and staff problems, but they have continued with 
autonomy. At AAACC, the board of directors stepped down and turned over the lease. A staff 
person was hired by the SFAC and was not allowed to set up a board of directors, but was told to 
bring in two new resident organizations. He sees that artists were hand picked to represent the 
voice of the community and community artists while denying community input until decisions 
relating to the community were already made, including appointing a curatorial committee. The 
curatorial committee voted to support its own productions. The third issue is about the notion of 
SFAC changing the mission of the center, which for 15 years has been to promote African and 
African American art and culture. He said the Commission staff shouldn't change the mission 
without input from the community residents. The Ad Hoc Committee has determined that they are 
serving the role of advisory board and want involvement and input in all areas of hiring and firing, 
facility development, and programming. 

Evangelist Carmen Johnson is a community worker and member of the Ad Hoc Committee. The 
Committee meets every Wednesday at 2:00 to bring in community programs and organizations to 
the center. They are concerned about what's going on in the Western Addition and in the cultural 
center. They want to continue having programs in the center that address the needs of African 
American children, youth, young adults, and adults, to serve artists and to train the community in 
how to be artists. The Ad Hoc Committee recommends that a board of directors be developed 
made up of community residents, residents in the center, and artists performing in the center. Key 
community people (artists, actors, professionals, politicians) have agreed to be on the board to 
raise money, including a BART director, former supervisor Willy Kennedy, and Danny Glover. 
With SFAC support, they would like to move forward and establish this body. 

Jim Larkin said that cultural centers serve the needs of the time. In the mid-60s, the need was to 
host art programs and grassroots political organizations like the Black Panthers and the SDS. In 
2002, the community needs viable programs for the youth. The arts provide discipline, a sense of 
accomplishment, and training for the youth. Another concern is that the Arts Commission is 
dictating what happens in the center. The art should come from the community, not from politics. 
He submitted a petition with 500 names supporting the idea that the African American community 
of residents and artists should determine what is African American art and culture as opposed to it 
being determined by the Arts Commission staff. He also submitted a survey from the community. 

Edris Cooper- Anifowoshe, a new tenant of AAACC as a member of Black Artists Contemporary 
Cultural Experience, noted that she wasn't invited to the tenants' meeting. The group recently 
performed in the center and being there has increased their African American audience 
tremendously. Reviews of their show mentioned of the rebirth of the center. She emphasized the 
group's workshops and training for community members and youth and talked about their 
programming. 

Nontsizi Cayou, founder and director of Wajumbe Cultural Institution, has been a tenant at the 
center through many administrations and questions the way things have been handled, particularly 
what governs the Arts Commission and their relationship to community arts programs. She would 
like discussion on what is good public policy and what is the role and mission of the Commission 
as it relates to the cultural centers. She dispelled a rumor that Wajumbe is an organization that 
doesn't do anything by listing their programming. 

Carrie Cook, a Wajumbe tutor and Western Addition resident, explained that she came out of 
retirement to teach the youth with Wajumbe. She asked for space in the center to save the 
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Imelda Devoine, the president of Devoine Entertainment, worked with Wajumbe in February 
2000. The event sold out, but they didn't want to return to the center because the facility was not 
up to par. They heard rumors that the center would be improved. She said the center is an African 
American center and feels that their work is unfairly scrutinized. She said Mr. Edington did not 
receive due process. She wants the center to stay in the Western Addition with an African 
American audience. 

Angela Wilson works with Cultural Odysseyand BACCE and noted that there is a lot of art 
happening in the building including work with children. She addressed the issue over artist space 
in the building and said that the center is large and there is enough room for everyone. 

Al Williams, board president for the San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural 
Society (AAHCS), acknowledged Mr. Larkin's contribution and Mr. Edington's contribution. 
When Mr. Edington came, the building improved. AAHS has a number of concerns including the 
need for the west wall to stop leaking rainwater. The funding allocation is not adequate. AAHS is 
willing to work with the new director and hopes that they are not penalized for their association 
with CAAAC. He heard that the center will remain an African American center and supports this. 

Reverend Arnold Townsend noted that the Arts Commission would not allow the establishment of 
a board and a non-profit organization at the center. He emphasized that a non-profit must be set up 
by the community and include artists and audiences with the Arts Commission as a source of 
support. 

Raja Rahim grew up in the neighborhood and benefited from the center. As a mother and survivor 
of abuse, it helped cultivate her work as a jazz vocalist. She wants an explanation of why Mr. 
Edington is no longer on board. 

J.J. Jackson, a resident artist felt that the Arts Commission did a good job. For ten years, 
everything had been at a halt. No one could get into the space because other people blocked them. 
Now the center is attractive and busy and people want to visit the space again. He emphasized that 
artists need space to do their work. 

Jesse J. Byrd, board member of AAHCS was concerned with the loss of Mr. Edington and that 
work might not continue in his absence. He felt the Arts Commission didn't want to keep the 
people on who are doing the work. Also, he wanted to know why money went to a curatorial 
committee and not to AAHCS. 

Charles Gibson-McClinton said that one person is responsible for all the trouble and his dirty 
work is starving out the old management. He presented a memo about the curatorial committee 
and identified those artists as "house niggers." He felt Mr. Edington was put out because he stood 
in the way of plans to give the center to another kind of community and said that since the 
Commission approved Mr. Edington's work, his mistakes were the Commission's responsibility. 
Again, he said he would submit, in writing, corrections to the minutes for December and January. 

Carolyn Saulson said there is a schism between the community and downtown. Some people 
haven't had experience and some have dealing with government officials. The ad hoc committee 
should be recognized. Mr. Larkin should be thanked for the work he's done. 

Stanley Stevens, president of the Fillmore Marketplace Tenant's Council, spoke about the value of 
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said the kids are in danger of the three strikes law but they can still be salvaged. He thanked Mr. 
Larkin, Ms. Cayou, Rahmeen and others who support the theatre and he encouraged the Arts 
Commission to give more power to the people, not less. 

Ricardo Gomes from SF State University and Bay Area Black Designers uses the center for 
meetings. He said it's a good place to develop mentoring for young people and he hopes to work 
with more youth there and contribute his skills to the community. 

Linda Hills, former president of the board of the YWCA, has been a participant at the center and 
is a Western Addition resident. She wants to move on and talk about what to do next. Her 
grandson who performed with the Wajumbe capoiera group stayed with the center so he could 
learn about his culture rather than going to ballet class. She called Wajumbe, ACE, and the artists 
at the center hidden jewels and wants a group to develop something that represents the diversity of 
the community. 

Sia Amma spoke for starving artists and said the community needs a program where artists 
volunteer their time in exchange for rehearsal space. 

Kenneth Jobity, an administrator of Project ACE that served over 120 kids this year, said the kids 
don't just perform, they learn, particularly in San Francisco Youth Arts Festival. He asked the 
Commission not to take the center from the children. 

Robert Henry Johnson said he's been here at the building since he was four years old, yet he's new 
to the building as a resident artist. He would love input and help from the ad hoc committee, but 
when he spoke with members and asked to connect to them no one followed up. He made a 
request to move forward and to reach out to each other. 

Thomas Simpson said he received help from former Supervisor Willy Kennedy to develop the 
dream of Afro Solo. Although he has presented 100 people and worked in this building, some 
people still regard him as an outsider. He said they need to move with haste to the next phase as a 
team to fill the leadership vacuum so that the center can be internationally recognized. 

Minerva Dunn has been in this community more than 40 years. She said 100 grassroots activists 
are united and they're here to stay. She will be going to the Human Rights Commission on the 
13th to say they're not begging. 

Saundra Mayo, a member of the Glide Ensemble and shareholder at St. Francis Square, was 
invited to be an ad hoc committee member by Mr. Larkin. Her daughter used to come to the 
center. She'd like continued activities for community members of all ages not just for the kids. 

Essie Collins, a member of the ad hoc committee, has known many people in the room for 30-40 
years. She thanked the Commissioners for staying late and didn't want to comment on the things 
that had already been said. Mr. Edington did a good job and she has known him since he came to 
San Francisco. She hopes the Commissioners take all the comments into consideration and asked 
what Bob Davis' role is so the community knows what's expected of him. 

Jack Davis, director of SomArts, worked with Jim Larkin 30 years ago and with Rhodessa Jones. 
He feels a loss with the center not being a full participant in the consortium of centers. He advised, 
based on experience with the fiscal difficulty at his own Center, that the center move ahead with 
good programs and work with the Arts Commission not against them. 



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Doris J. Rowe, a resident in the center, said Mr. Edington made building improvements. She 
regrets his leaving but welcomes Bob Davis. She hopes the ad hoc committee can come together 
with all the tenants. 

Mattie Scott, a member of the ad hoc committee, lost her son to violence across the street. She 
sees the center as a family and one of the few places for the youth in the Western Addition. 

Commissioner Roth closed the floor to public comment and extended her appreciation for the 
feedback. 

Mr. Newirth responded that the Commission and staff are 100% committed to keeping the center 
run by African Americans in the Western Addition. He noted that the improvements on the 
building were made with a large budget that included almost two years worth of funding for 
programming and facilities. The unfortunate reality for next year (2002-03) is the budget is a 
single year budget with decreased allocations from the Hotel Tax Fund. The cut in the City's 
budget will make a difference. Staff will need to keep facility improvements and programs going, 
but the Commission, staff, and people in the community have to work together to use the funds 
best. 

Mr. Newirth acknowledged the visible work accomplished by Mr. Edington. He assured the 
public that Mr. Edington did have due process. There were many meetings which led up to his 
departure, but the details are confidential as this is a personnel matter. 

Mr. Newirth acknowledged that people spoke glowingly for Mr. Larkin, however, next year, there 
is no money available for a theater manager. Mr. Newirth said that he hopes Mr. Larkin can be 
involved with the center and organizations that choose to use his services are able to hire him. The 
options are open now for organizations to choose their technical support staff. 

He said that he believes the dichotomy between the Curatorial Committee and the community is 
false. The division was not intended and the names provided to Mr. Edington for the Curatorial 
Committee were suggestions to which he could have added participants. Mr. Davis is hired as a 
facility director. The Commission and Mr. Davis will develop a budget with the community to 
sustain programs. The Commission's goal is to have a non-profit in place in six months to one 
year. 

Former supervisor Kennedy requested these responses in writing so that community members that 
could not stay for the entire meeting can hear the Commission's comments. Mr. Newirth agreed to 
respond to the list of questions in writing and distribute the letter to the community. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 8:13 P.M. 

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1 . WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Action Item 

Motion to renew contracts with WritersCorps teachers Cathy Arellano for up to 
$29,000, Michelle Matz for $27,000, Chad Sweeney, Dani Montgomery, Gloria 
Yamato each for up to $26,000, Uchechi Kalu, Jime Salcedo Malo, and Ishle 
Park each for up to $22,000 (not to exceed a total of $200,000.00) from 09/01/02 
to 06/030/03, from DCYF and Youth Arts Funds. 

Motion to renew contract with Kim Nelson, WritersCorps Poet-In-Residence at 
Log Cabin Ranch from 09/01/02 to 6/30/03 for up to $30,000, plus a travel 
allowance of up to $5000 (for a total of up to $35,000) from Juvenile Probation 
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Commissioner Roth called the informational meeting to order at 4:43 P.M. 

ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Denise Roth 

Blanche Brown 

Eddie Marshall 

Janice Mirikitani 



Commissioners Absent 

Ethel Walker 

1 . WritersCorps Update 

Ms. Heller summarized WritersCorps' year in review. A remarkable gift to the field, the 
WritersCorps' teacher's guide was released in August 2001. Lessons in the Field includes 
comprehensive lesson plans developed by WritersCorps teachers from 1994 to the present. Sales 
have been steady as educators across the country have found it extremely useful. It is one of 
WritersCorps' best selling publications. 

Last fall, WritersCorps also published an annual report including eight essays with multiple 
perspectives on WritersCorps (youth, teacher, sites and outside evaluation). This report was the 
first comprehensive annual report conducted by the project. The design was contributed pro-bono 
by Old Navy. 

In June WritersCorps' promotional campaign kicked off with a poster series featuring an Ed Kashi 
photograph installed in 35 Decaux kiosks throughout the City. The poster promotes the 2002 
publication, Believe Me, I Know. 

HarperCollins is publishing the 2003 WritersCorps national anthology, which will include writing 
by the three WritersCorps programs (San Francisco, New York, and Washington D.C.). Ms. 
Heller shared the cover design. The title, Paint Me Like I Am, is from one of the San Francisco 
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Book Magazine did an article entitled "A Day in the Reading Life of America" that featured 
WritersCorps' 2002 Youth Poetry Slam League finals in San Francisco along with Oprah's Book 
Club and Terry Gross to demonstrate the many ways reading touches people's lives. The 
Chronicle will review Believe Me, I Know in July. David Kippen plugged the book on KGO's Ron 
Owens show. 

This year was the final year of Borders' sponsorship of the Youth Poetry Slam League. However 
there is a greater priority to produce the events in neighborhoods and communities where 
WritersCorps youth live and go to school. The 2003 Youth Poetry Slam League will be hosted by 
the cultural centers with the kickoff at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in January 2003. 
Jose Carrasco from Loco Bloco will return as WritersCorps events coordinator next year. 

Staff is looking forward to the new year as the entire WritersCorps faculty is returning for the first 
time and there are two great candidates for the Log Cabin Ranch site. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to renew contracts with WritersCorps teachers Cathy Arellano for up to $29,000, 
Michelle Matz for $27,000, Chad Sweeney, Dani Montgomery, Gloria Yamato each for up to 
$26,000, Uchechi Kalu, Jime Salcedo Malo, and Ishle Park each for up to $22,000 (not to 
exceed a total of $200,000.00) from 09/01/02 to 06/30/03, from DCYF and Youth Arts Funds. 
The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: 

Motion to renew contract with Kim Nelson, WritersCorps Poet-In-Residence at Log Cabin 
Ranch from 09/01/02 to 6/30/03 for up to $30,000, plus a travel allowance of up to $5000 (for 
a total of up to $35,000) from Juvenile Probation Funds. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to renew contract with WritersCorps Training Coordinator Judith Tannenbaum 

from 09/01/02 to 08/30/03 for up to $35,000.00 from DCYF and Juvenile Probation Funds. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Update 

The Oriental Arts Association exhibition closed on Saturday. On July 5, there was an art review of 
the show, bringing 69 more people to see the exhibit before it closed. 

On Friday, July 12, a show from the Academy of Chinese Art opens. This is the first of two shows 
that features art by children. It closes August 24. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Ms. Axel shared the Chronicle's cover story from July 9 which featured a photograph of Abada 
Capoiera, an Arts Education Organizational Grant recipient. 

On June 1, staff held the California Arts Scholars Award for 30 youth at the Performing Arts 
Library Museum (PALM). Commissioner Walker presented the awards and people enjoyed 
themselves. The students leave on Friday for a four-week program at CalArts in Valencia, CA. 

Ms. Axel is currently grant writing to raise funds for the Arts Education Funders Collaborative 
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Inside/Out is in production with publication in August. The introduction will focus on the new 
state visual and performing arts standards. The website is kept up-to-date and will have a major 
refresh after the book is published. The website is a great referral resource and is promoted at all 
AEFC events, but the traffic is not extremely heavy. 

Ms. Axel explained the following motion. The Arts Commission participates in AEFC's 
public/private partnership with a $10,000 grant each year. The Arts Education program had a 
slight surplus because the assistant position was not filled for the entire year. This award will help 
close the gap in AEFC funds that needed to be raised. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to approve a $5,000 award to the Arts Education Funders Collaborative for the 

2001/2002 FY from Youth Arts Fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Program Director Update 

Ms. Nemzoff opened her first CAE meeting by expressing her delight to work with this staff and 
extended community. Staff is revising and preparing the CAE budget. The program is also starting 
to develop a long-range plan, visualizing what the staff needs and what the community needs. 

African American Art and Culture Complex 

Mr. Bob Davis, the facilities director of AAACC, introduced himself and thanked the 
Commissioners for attending the May community meeting at AAACC. The community felt the 
meeting went well and the Arts Commission expressed genuine interest in making the center 
successful. 

The facility still needs improvement, but looks better every day. 

The community is returning to the center. The Black Leadership Forum held their luncheon at the 
center and will be holding monthly meetings there. A battered women's group and women from 
San Francisco State are holding meetings at the center, as is a Korean group. 

KPFA installed an ISDN line for free for radio simulcasts. The station will broadcast the first 
Monday of each month from 8-10 p.m. from the Burial Clay Theater. Audiences are regularly 
increasing by 10-15 people because of the broadcast. 

Jose Carrasco is coordinating a WritersCorps poetry slam at the center. Liquid Fire, a queer 
performance, sold out each performance. 

Mr. Davis welcomed the Commissioners back to the center as hearing the Commissioners' voices 
has a calming effect on the community. 

Mr. Newirth added that with Ms. Nemzoff and Mr. Davis on board, he feels much more optimistic 
about the future of the center. 

Commissioner Roth asked what happened to the gospel choir. They seemed to think they would 
get pushed out. Mr. Davis said no one is going to get pushed out. The center's capacity was under- 
utilized and there is room for everyone. In fact, the group broadcast their music over the KPFA 
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Commissioner Marshall made the following motion: 

Motion to approve the transfer of $100,000 from the Hotel Tax Fund to Intersection for the 

Arts for AAACC. 

Mr. Newirth noted that this motion is prior to their approval of the full year's budget. The motion 
passed unanimously. 

Cultural Center Facility Report 

Ms. Daniels said that with Mr. Davis on board, she will deal less with AAACC improvements and 
give her attention to the other centers. Rommel Taylor, an architect with Civic Design, is working 
one day a week on two projects at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. 

Commissioner Roth opened the floor to public comment. Thomas Simpson with Afro Solo said 
that Mr. Davis has brought in good energy to the center and is bringing together the people 
involved with the center. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 5: 12 P.M. 



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Exptanato'-y documents are available for public Inspection and copying at the Acts Commission 
office {25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business 
hours. The Community Arts end Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public 
comment in regard to specific item:; will be taken before or dicing consideration of the item. 

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sponsor for the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco, from Youth Arts Fund 
($13,700) and CAC (SLPP) Grant ($1,300). 

4. Program Director's Report 

Judy Nemzojf 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 

AAACC Report: London Breed 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

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ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Denise Roth 

Blanche Brown 

Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

Eddie Marshall 
Janice Mirikitani 

1. WritersCorps Update 

Ms. Heller passed out and summarized WritersCorps' 2001-02 Final Report. WritersCorps is one 
of the few arts education programs that evaluates the educational impact of the program on the 
youth. WritersCorps initiates this evaluation so that it can improve the program. The evaluation 
found that 76% of the youth improved their writing skills. The sites see WritersCorps as a learning 
opportunity for the youth. The students' self-reporting shows that 92% are better able to use their 
imagination and share their feelings. ESL students report that WritersCorps helps them improve 
their English. 

WritersCorps' publicist, Cynthia Bowman, secured some great press over the summer. Ms. Heller 
passed out the Chronicle book review, the first full book review, which recognizes the literary 
merit of the WritersCorps anthology. Because of the book review, KALW hosted two 
WritersCorps youth on the air in August. KGO featured WritersCorps in July in its monthly book 
talk led by Chronicle book critic David Kippen. 

The program launches its ninth year in October. Ms. Heller noted the importance of 
Commissioners' support and encouraged the CAE Commissioners to become involved with the 
program on a deeper level. Commissioners could partner with a WritersCorps teacher or site, 
invite their friends and contacts to WritersCorps events, or identify corporate sponsors for the 
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This year, WritersCorps is expanding services at Log Cabin Ranch. Rather than putting effort 
towards bringing a few Log Cabin youth off the ranch, WritersCorps teacher Kim Nelson is 
coordinating a regular poetry workshop reading called Tuesday Night on the Ranch. The 
Department of Juvenile Probation has been supportive of these efforts and sees it as a bridge 
between the staff, families, and the youth. 

Commissioner Roth asked how WritersCorps budget is for 02-03. Ms. Heller responded that the 
budget is tight in every category. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Update 

From August 31 through September 6, the gallery showcased the photos of two Chinese American 
photographers in the show "Lotus and Landscapes." 1200 people visited the show. 

On September 7, "Night of the Rising Stars" drew 250 people to the Chinese Cultural Center 
Auditorium. 

Opening on September 14, the New Century International Youth Art Exhibition showcases the 
artwork in different mediums by over 50 young artists. The exhibit runs through October 19. 

CCAP sponsors a music concert with the San Francisco Gu-Zheng Music Society on October 5. 
For their 20th anniversary, the event will take place at the Herbst Theater, starting at 7:00 p.m. 
There will be a limited number of complimentary tickets through CCAP. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Ms. Axel reported great funding news. Levi Strauss joined the Arts Education Funders 
Collaborative with a three-year commitment of $50,000 each year. Pending proposals total almost 
$250,000 with $100,000 for the following year. Mr. Newirth congratulated Ms. Axel on her 
successful fundraising and thanked Ms. Nemzoff, Ms. Axel, Ms. Lam and Ms. Takayama for their 
teamwork in completing the NEA grant application. 

There will be a book launch on October 8 for Inside/Out, which coincides with a reception for 
elementary school principals and child development centers site managers at the Randall Museum. 

On December 3 and 4, AEFC holds their annual Professional Development Workshops for 
elementary school teachers where artists will teach teachers how to teach art. 

Ms. Axel explained that the motion is to award a grant to the fiscal sponsor of the Arts Provider 
Alliance after a proposal is submitted to the Arts Commission. This will be a one-time grant to 
hire a contractor to plan and coordinate trainings on the Visual and Performing Arts Standards. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion: 

Motion to approve a $15,000 award to Intersection for the Arts, the fiscal sponsor for the 

Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco, from Youth Arts Fund ($13,700) and CAC Grant 

($1,300). 

The motion passed unanimously. 

4. Program Director Update 

At her first official CAE meeting, Ms. Nemzoff thanked CAE and SFAC staff for all their support 
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Ms. Nemzoff distributed the CAE budget and thanked Ms. Takayama for making it a clearer and 
more useful document from previous years. She emphasized that every program could use more 
funding. Rommel Taylor from the Civic Design program has joined CAE two days a week. Mr. 
Taylor is a trained architect and will oversee some of the facilities work at Mission Cultural 
Center for Latino Arts and at Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre. 

Grants for the Arts (GFTA) awarded CAE $250,000 for re-granting to PIC and Festival grantees. 
Without the increase in funding from GFTA, the grantees were awarded at the amount approved 
by the Commission. 

The Controller's Office informed us last week that the money allocated to us from the Hotel Tax 
Fund was cut by 10%. This means that the grant amounts awarded to the cultural centers and the 
CAE budget needs to be adjusted. To balance last year's budget deficit, the Controller's Office also 
swept up the money the cultural centers put on reserve last year and collected money in facilities 
maintenance funds. 

In response, staff is assessing how much money is at DPW and where other allocations are. Then, 
Ms. Daniels needs to assess if we have enough money to complete the projects that are a priority. 
Ms. Gonchar emphasized that money sitting in funds needs to be allocated in to work orders 
before October 1 when the Controller's Office may look for more money to remove. Staff will 
meet with the cultural center directors and assess how to make the facilities work happen this 
year, with or without DPW. 

Next month, Ms. Daniels will report on what projects we lost. The big loss was to the HVAC 
systems for Somarts and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. They are expensive projects. 
Commissioner Walker expressed concern about heat at the African American Art and Culture 
Complex. Ms. Daniels said that we wanted to replace the whole system, but now we can only 
replace parts. 

Mr. Newirth explained that the Hotel Tax Fund legislation caps funding increases and decreases at 
10%. Last year, the fund fell 29% but the Controller's Office had only put 7% on reserve. The 
additional 3% (to a total of 10%) was taken from outstanding facilities project funds. 

Ms. Nemzoff suggested that as good landlords, we need to figure out a way to bring in more 
money for facilities improvements. We did not receive any capital improvement funds this year 
and have not received any in the last five years. Mr. Newirth noted that the capital budget for the 
City this year was cut from $50 million to $20 million, so only the most egregious problems are 
receiving funding. 

African American Art and Culture Complex 

London Breed, the newly appointed Executive Director, introduced herself. She was born and 
raised in the Western Addition and attended the center in her youth, taking dance and theater 
classes at the center. 

She noted some facilities infrastructure issues that might be a liability including the north wall, 
which is near a playground. 

Ms. Breed noted that the Complex is being booked and provided information on the upcoming 
year's programming. The programming is based on input from the community. The studio is 
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Francisco Ballet contacted the Complex and is interested in teaching classes at the Complex. The 
Complex will host intergenerational poetry workshops with a potential collaboration with 
WritersCorps. The second floor is under utilized so there are plans to develop a learning hub 
upstairs. Computers were donated to the Complex that will be connected to the Internet and 
accessible to the community. There will be graphic art and Web site design classes for different 
age groups. The Department of Parks and Recreation might use the Complex as one of the many 
haunted houses they set up for Halloween. Organizations that have presented at the center are 
returning and making their events annual events. 

She then summarized programming that recently occurred including Afro Solo's festival, Monday 
Night Jazz and In Search of a Legend, the Josephine Baker Story which is currently in the theater. 

The visual arts committee will curate the gallery and develop an artist in residence program in the 
Complex. Ms. Darnels is chair of the committee. Ms. Breed hopes to create a similar system for 
programming the theater. 

AAACC has two positions open: an office manager position and a program manager position. 
They will be made public through Intersection for the Arts and will hopefully be filled in six to 
eight weeks. These are full time positions. The program manager position is on a contract basis. 

Ms. Breed is trying to raise money from various City departments to improve a wall at the 
Complex and re-do the mural on it. 

Ms. Breed said she knows that the Complex has lost integrity through the years. She is developing 
basic systems such as an application process and a hiring process. Combined with keeping 
resources and information available to the community, she hopes to restore integrity at the center. 

Ms. Nemzoff noted that staff was prepared to share AAACC's budget with the committee, but the 
recent budget cuts makes the budget out of date. We will be able to present the budget with a 
formal Management and Programming Plan in the future. AAACC, Intersection for the Arts, and 
SFAC staff have developed a great working relationship and cash flow management so there 
shouldn't be any panicked requests for funds. 

Commissioner Walker asked what is the status of getting a non-profit group for the Complex. Ms 
Breed said it will happen as soon as she brings structure to the Complex. She is considering an 
outside consultant to advise options to pursue to develop or bid a new non-profit. Mr. Newith 
informed the Commissioners that Ms. Breed's mandate from the Mayor was to create the 
structure, the non-profit, then either work herself out of a job or decide to become an employee of 
that entity. 

Mr. Newirth acknowledged the great job Ms. Nemzoff has been doing on the Arts Commission 
end of managing AAACC and stated that the team of Ms. Nemzoff and Ms. Breed and Ms. 
Daniels is the recipe for success that we haven't had in the past. 

Ms. Nemzoff suggested we table the facilities report until the next CAE meeting. Ms. Daniels did 
announce Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts' Gallery Opening for their 25 Year 
Retrospective of Posters & Prints. 

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Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 



2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 



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Judy Nemzoff 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 

AAACC Report: London Breed 

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prohibited at this meeting- Piesse be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
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AGENDA 

1 . WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Action Item 

Motion to enter into contract with Cynthia Bowman, WritersCorps Public 
Relations Coordinator, from 11/01/02 to 6/30/03 for up to $7,000 from Youth 
Arts Fund, Hotel Tax Fund, and earned income. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 

3. Arts Education Update 

Rachel le Axel 



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Staff report. 
Discussion Item 

4. Program Director's Report 

Judy Nemzqff 
Staff report. 
Discussion Item 

AAACC Report: London Breed 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

5. New Business 

6. Old Business 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office (25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business 
hours. The Community Arts and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public 
comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound- producing electronic devices. 



AGENDA 



1. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Discussion item. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN 1 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 
Discussion item. 

3. Arts Education Update 
Rachelle Axel 

Staff report. 
Action item. 

a. Motion to approve a $10,000 award to the Arts Education Funders 
Collaborative for the 2002-2003 FY from Youth Arts Fund. 



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4. Program Director's Report 

Judy Nemzoff 
Staff report. 
Discussion item. 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

AAACC Report: London Breed 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

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Commissioner Mirikitani called the meeting to order at 4:45 P.M. 

ROLL CALL 
Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 

Ethel Walker 

Janice Mirikitani 



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Commissioners Absent 

Eddie Marshall 
Denise Roth 

1. WritersCorps Update 

Strategic reviews in national library trade magazines are driving sales of Believe Me I Know. 
Small Press Distribution placed their third order. 

The 2003 Youth Poetry Slam League starts at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on January 
31, with youth from Everett Middle School, Mission Girls Program, and some add ons. Susan 
Leal will be present and will read a poem. 

Staff is looking for Commission support at the February 21 slam at AAACC as judges or by 
offering community contacts to help with the outreach. Latifah Simon from Center for Young 
Women's Development (and former Western Addition resident) will be the host. 

Evangelina Thomas-Guevara, a 13 year old from Everett Middle School, won the Martin Luther 
King, Jr. poetry contest and will read at the Glide-sponsored event on MLK Day in the San 
Francisco Civic Center. WritersCorps teacher Gloria Yamato read Evangelina's poem. 

The youth intern program began in January with six interns aged 14- 19s. WritersCorps partnered 
with Youth Works who will pay the youth $6.75/hour. They will work in the field, at events, and 
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2. Chinatown Community Arts Update 

Harmony in Motion exhibition closed. On February 8, there will be a seal carving lecture in 
Chinese in cooperation with the Chinese Arts Association. February 15-16 CCAP and the Chinese 
Cultural Center are coordinating the Chinese Spring Festival. CCC, where CCAP is housed, is 
looking for a new executive director. 

3. Arts Education Update 

AEFC had their annual two-day professional development workshops in early December with the 
best turnout ever. This success demonstrates the school district's recognition and respect for 
AEFC's work. AEFC's commitment to the district continues through 2005. After 2005, the hope is 
that the district will provide arts education support by sharing the costs of professional 
development for educators. 

Staff has been distributing Inside/Out to every public school in the district, the libraries, city 
departments and supervisors. 

To address early childhood educators, there is a series of artist-led professional development 
workshops for teachers at the end of January. 

Outreach for the California Arts Scholars Summer Program in Southern California is beginning. 
500 students from around the state are competitively selected to attend an intensive arts program 
at Cal Arts run by California State Summer School for the Arts. In the past, approximately 10% of 
the students have been from San Francisco. 

Finally, the year started with a $5,000 award from the Compton Foundation. 

Commissioner Walker made the motion. 

Motion to approve a $10,000 award to the Arts Education Funders Collaborative for the 

2002-2003 FY from Youth Arts Fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

4. Program Director Update 

Under the leadership of Nancy Gonchar and the image committee of the Arts Commission, SFAC 
is printing posters that will appear in forty Decaux kiosks. Produced by Americans for the Arts 
and the Ad Council, the posters, with an arts education message, will be installed in February. A 
press release will coordinate this campaign with the release of Inside/Out and the Arts 
Commission's arts education work. 

Ms. Nemzoff introduced Julia Hamilton, our summer intern who returned to assist CAE during 
her winter break from Oberlin College. 

Ms. Daniels has been out for personal reasons and staff covered her responsibilities in her 
absence. Staff applied for a CLAC capital improvement request, requesting funds to complete 
work at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. We also requested 525,000 from San Francisco 
Environment for a toxic reduction grant at AAACC. 

We've begun the cycle for 2003-2004 PIC grants, which funds art programs at non-arts 
organizations. We received 21 applications; 3 were ineligible and were pulled. Our goal was to do 
better outreach in the community, which we did through press releases and online postings. We 
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requested suggestions for additions. 

African American Art and Culture Complex 

AAACC is building a mailing list of over 500 people and asked Commissioners to sign up. 

The visual art committee opens "My Race, My Grace" with live jazz and food. Upcoming exhibits 
include a February opening called the Art of Living Black and a Malcolm X exhibition in May. 

AAACC hired Peggy Jones as program coordinator and Elise Westburg William as office 
manager. AAACC will hire a gallery coordinator and passed out the job description. 

Ms. Breed summarized past and upcoming programming including San Francisco Ballet training 
for youth, holiday events (funded by a grant), Cultural Odyssey's spring season, Recovery Theater 
(a PIC recipient), and Liquid Fire. 

AAACC received a $60,000 facilities grant to repair the interior west wall. Work begins next 
week. 

Judy began a discussion of the Hotel Tax Fund and the relationship with the cultural centers and 
virtual centers. In April 2003, when we find out how much money we will receive in 03-04, we 
need to determine how we proceed with the allocation process. In the past, the seven center 
consortium members made a recommendation to the Arts Commission on how the funds should 
be allocated. Two center directors do not want to proceed this way. Ms. Nemzoff will meet with 
center directors one-on-one for feedback and would like to meet with Commissioners one-on-one 
with Mr. Newirth. With feedback staff will present options to the committee as to how to proceed. 

Ms. Nemzoff suggested possible scenarios of how to allocate money to the four buildings for 
facilities maintenance to provide critical needs for the building. Remaining money could be 
allocated based on programming and administrative needs. How that would be done needs further 
study and guidelines. Ms. Nemzoff also suggested having more stringent guidelines on the use of 
HTF money. 

Mr. Newirth stated that the city owned cultural centers must be maintained. There are only four 
centers, so the question becomes how can they best serve the entire city, recognizing the changing 
demographics. 

Commissioner Mirikitani said that there historically has not been clarity around the relationship of 
the Commission to the virtual cultural centers. She stated that it isn't fair to cut them off without a 
process and clarity. Clarity of guidelines for funding is essential. 

Ms. Breed questioned how programming funds for the virtual centers fall legally in-line with the 
legislation. 

Commissioner Mirikitani said that the Arts Commission has a responsibility to the commitments 
that it made in the past. The onus is on the Arts Commission to proceed in a manner where clarity 
is made as to the commitment to community groups. It would be irresponsible to make a change 
to the process without communicating with the virtual centers. 

Mr. Newirth said that when the legislation granted HTF to the Arts Commission, the Arts 
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long as the four cultural centers agreed to submit budgets and MPPs that included collaborative 
programming for these centers. There had been consensus among the four center directors to 
continue this arrangement until now. 

Commissioner Mirikitani and Commissioner Walker asked for historical records about the HTF 
legislation and the virtual centers. Ms. Nemzoff said she would try to pull this together from past 
minutes and correspondence. 

Commissioner Walker asked if the virtual centers receive any other SFAC funds. Ms. Nemzoff 
explained that they are eligible for other SFAC funds at this time because they state that they 
receive funds from Somarts, their fiscal sponsor, not SFAC. They can apply for money from 
Cultural Equity and Grants for the Arts. Part of the guidelines Ms. Nemzoff is considering 
developing would recognize that we have a financial relationship with the virtual centers, so they 
could no longer receive money from the city's other arts funding and continue to receive money 
through the line item cultural center funding. Commissioner Mirikitani said that clarity and 
consistency is fair. 

Ms. Nemzoff suggested ideas for possible guidelines for the next fiscal year. 

Mr. Newirth added that this opens up a new discussion between the four cultural centers about 
how to divide up their allocation of the funds. 

Mr. Newirth suggested SFAC invite the virtual centers to talk with the Commissioners at a 
meeting. This will provide the Commissioners more information about what they offer. 
Commissioner Mirikitani said the Commissioners need to have a face-to-face meeting with them 
and recognize the organizations rather than pretending they don't exist. 

Ms. Breed said that as long as the City Attorney agrees with allocating programmatic funds for 
these three organizations, she would offer AAACC as a facility for the virtual centers to program 
in. She stated that she has concerns with one of the Arts Commissioners serving as director for 
one of the virtual centers. 

Commissioner Walker asked for a list of previous programming at the centers so she has a better 
idea of the activities that take place at the centers as well as clarification on the distinction 
between virtual and cultural centers. 

Mr. Newirth said the four physical buildings are owned by the city. The nonprofits that inhabit 
them are not created by the city. We have a grant agreement with the four (three at this point) 
nonprofits to maintain, operate and program the facilities. This is a direct legally binding 
relationship with the four centers. This is not the case for the virtual centers. He added that 
another potential conflict is that Somarts receives a percentage of the funds for administering the 
fiscal sponsorship of the virtual centers. 

Ms. Nemzoff informed the Commissioners that staff has met with the City Attorney in November 
and we are still waiting for comment on the legality of all the options presented. 

Ms. Breed wanted to acknowledge that while she is not in agreement with other center directors 
about recognizing the virtual centers, the four cultural center directors do have a great working 
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Commissioner Mirikitani added that there is what is just and fair and there is the law. Mr. Newirth 
said he appreciates her perspective and would like to ensure Commission input and support as 
options are developed. 

Ms. Nemzoff suggested we table the facilities report until the next CAE meeting. Ms. Daniels did 
announce Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts' Gallery Opening for their 25 Year 
Retrospective of Posters & Prints. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 6:45 P.M. 



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Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office (25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, California 94102) during regular business 
hours. The Community Arts and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public 
comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound producing electronic devices. 



AGENDA 



1 . WritersCorps Update 
Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Action item. 

Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Courtney 
Utt not to exceed $6,500 for the design of the WritersCorps 2003 anthology 
project from Youth Arts Fund. 



2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 
Discussion item. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Rachelle Axel 
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Discusison item. 

4. Program Director's Report 
Judy Nemzoff 

Staff report. 

Action item. 

Motion to approve CAE to begin a two year process of review for the cultural 

center program funding. 

For Fiscal Year 03-04: Approve the continuation of funding to the three virtual 
cultural programs as part of the Hotel Tax Fund Allocation for the four city-owned 
cultural centers. Best efforts will be used to maintain the percentage of allocation 
from the current fiscal year. Virtual centers will comply with all city guidelines for 
use of city funds. 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

AAACC Report: London Breed 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

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25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 60 

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Commissioner Walker called the meeting to order at 4:45 P.M. 

ROLL CALL 
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Blanche Brown 

Eddie Marshall 

Janice Mirikitani 

Ethel Walker 



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Denise Roth 

1 . WritersCorps Update 

WritersCorps' slam season is halfway complete with an event at ISA this Thursday. 

The HarperCollins publication, Paint Me Like I Am, is in stores now. Commissioners will be 
receiving a copy as staff receives more. To accompany the book release, staff has organized a 
reading tour around Bay Area bookstores. A house party prior to the Menlo Park reading at 
Kepler's will allow potential donors a chance to learn more about the program. The publication 
already received two positive reviews from the SF Weekly and YM. 

Ms. Heller introduced and amended a motion for Courtney Utt to manage the design and 
coordination of the WritersCorps anthologies. 

Commissioner Brown made the motion. 

Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Courtney Utt not to 

exceed $9,200 for the design of the WritersCorps 2003 anthology project from Youth Arts 

Fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Update 

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15 and 16, and attracted an estimated 7,000 people over two days. 

Upcoming events include a KSW reading on March 16 featuring queer writers and "Female as 
Vessel as Female," a gallery exhibit opening March 29. There will also be two free music events 
that weekend. One will take place on March 29 at the Chinatown Branch Library featuring the San 
Francisco Gu-Zheng Music Society. On Sunday, March 30, a Chamber Music quartet will 
perform at the Chinese Culture Center, co-presented with the San Francisco Symphony. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Staff continues to fundraise submitting two applications to the CAC. The San Francisco 
Foundation recently awarded AEFC $25,000. 

There was an initial threat of losing 50% of the elementary arts fund, which supports artists 
working in elementary schools. After communication and intervention from people like Mr. 
Newirth, the fund remained intact. 

Distribution for Inside/Out continues with support from press releases, mention in Parent 
magazine and the DCYF newsletter, as well as the Market Street arts education campaign. 

4. Program Director Update 

Ms. Nemzoff reported the PIC panel would be held on March 21 to review 18 applications 
requesting funds for arts programs at non-arts organizations. The process for funding festival 
grants will begin in April. 

Commissioner Marshall made the motion. 

Motion to approve CAE to begin a two-year process of review for the cultural center 

program funding. 

Commissioner Walker opened the floor for public comment. 

Pamela Wu, Director of the API Cultural Center, asked three questions. Why is it a two-year 
process? Where does the funding for the review process come from? And may the consortium of 
cultural centers be a part of the consultant selection process? 

Mr. Newirth said the two years includes the end of this fiscal year and next year so that the 
recommendations can be implemented in 2004-05. 

Jenny Rodriguez, Director of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts said she is happy the 
issue is now on the agenda and she wants the support to continue for the virtual centers so they 
may continue to serve their constituencies. 

Ms. Nemzoff summarized the motivation for the motion. After taking the program director 
position, she realized there was a need for clarity regarding cultural centers and the process in 
which the organizations were funded. This motion will lead to the establishment of guidelines and 
provide an opportunity to assess all aspects of the distribution of funds. The intention during this 
process of review is to continue to serve the community, keep the buildings safe while sustaining 
the programs we currently support, and bring the virtual centers into alignment with city 
guidelines. The CAE Program is seeking a consultant to assist in the process. 

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in each supervisorial district. Now, the Arts Commission must try to serve the entire city through 
only these four facilities. 

Commissioner Mirikitani asked if the public would be involved with the selection process of a 
consultant. Mr. Newirth responded that this is handled at the staff level, but the motion will come 
before the Commission for approval and public comment. He added that staff would be sensitive 
to the gender, race, and sexuality of the consultant. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Cultural Center Facilities Report 

Ms. Daniels reported that MCCLA, AAACC, and Somarts are participating in a two-year study of 
the municipal water system serving buildings in San Francisco. This project is a partnership with 
the PUC and the California Emerging Infections Program. 

A dialogue with the Department of Environment and the PUC has begun to determine the 
feasibility of installing solar panels at MCCLA and AAACC to reduce energy costs. 

BVOH experienced several break-ins so new doors and locks have been installed and DTIS is 
preparing a proposal to upgrade the security system. Exterior and interior hazardous material 
remediation is scheduled for completion this fiscal year. 

MCCLA's ADA upgrade project is in the permit stage and construction is estimated to begin in 
May with an anticipated completion date in June. 

African American Art and Culture Complex 

Ms. Breed reported the interior west wall work is complete and the African American Historical 
Society will have a grand opening of the library and archive room in two weeks. AAACC 
received a $75,000 grant from DCYF to fix the exterior north wall that is falling onto the 
playground below. 

Ms. Breed listed upcoming programming including a women in comedy series, Thursday open 
mic, and movement workshops by the San Francisco Ballet for senior citizens. Past programming 
has been recognized in the press in a positive light. 

She is in the process of hiring a part time gallery coordinator position. 

Reverend Gregg Richardson commended the Commission on hiring Ms. Breed and asked for 
continued support for AAACC. He said that crime has gone down in the neighborhood. 

Commissioner Walker thanked Ms. Breed and Ms. Daniels for a great job. 

There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 5:30 P.M. 



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hours. The Community Arts and Education Program can be reached at 415-252-2598. Public 
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1. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Discussion item. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 
Discussion item. 

3. Arts Education Update 

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Judy Nemzoff 
Staff report. 
Action item. 

Motion to approve the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to the following 
PIC grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 
2003-04 Grants for the Arts Fund, pending written confirmation from Grants 
for the Arts: 



Central City Hospitality House 


$15 


Chinatown Beacon Center 


$15 


Eld ergi vers 


$15 


Larkin Street Youth Center 


$15 


Richmond District Neighborhood Center 


$15 


Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired 


$8 


San Francisco Women Against Rape 


$8 


St. John's Educational Thresholds Center 


$16 


Western Neighborhoods Project 


$15 


Youth Outlook! (Pacific News Service) 


$15 


TOTAL 


$138 



Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts funds for honoraria and 

transportation reimbursement for Programs in the Community panelists: 

Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley (Dana Powell) $167.06 

Amy Taub $125 

Sherri Young $125 

Charles Wihnoth $134 

Miko Lee $143.08 

Cultural Facilities Projects Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

AAACC Report: London Breed 

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Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 

Janice Mirikitani 

Denise Roth 

Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

Eddie Marshall 

1 . WritersCorps Update 

Ms. Heller passed out a copy of the national WritersCorps book published by HarperCollins, 
Paint Me Like I Am. HaperCollins says the book has already sold 5,000 copies. A local book tour 
will launch on April 1 1 at a Clean Well Lighted Place for Books. A flyer was distributed with the 
following dates (April 13: Book Passage, April 14: Kepler's, April 22: Barnes and Noble at Jack 
London Square, Oakland). The book has received good reviews in YM, San Francisco Weekly, 
Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus and is featured on the Academy of American Poets website along with 
many others featuring teen poetry. Despite the media's attention on the war, WritersCorps radio 
interviews will air during the month of April. 

The Slam season finished on April 4. Plans for the Washington D.C. slam trip are pending until 
funds are raised. 

The Isabelle Allende Foundation is interested in contributing to WritersCorps' publications. There 
will also be an event to cultivate new funders at a house party on April 14 before the Menlo Park 
book tour. Commissioner attendance would be greatly appreciated. 

Mr. Newirth added that the slam was wonderful event even with the smaller attendance. 

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Ms. Horn was not present, so Ms. Nemzoff made the report. 

A new exhibition called Female as Vessel as Female, featuring six women artists, opens Saturday 
afternoon. Last weekend, there was a musical collaboration with the Chinatown library on 
Saturday and with the San Francisco Symphony on Sunday. Staff is working towards 
programming in the space on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The World 
Music Festival has begun a monthly program at CCAP featuring a late afternoon program/lecture 
demonstration. 

Arts Education Update 

AEFC received a $12,000 Potrero Nuevo grant, an increase from last year's amount. DCYF 
granted $5,000 to AEFC (through SFAC) for the Inside/Out book. A motion to distribute these 
funds will go to the Full Commission. 

On May 31, staff will produce the annual California State Summer School for the Arts reception 
at the Performing Arts Library, 401 Van Ness. This celebrates the San Francisco students who 
will be attending summer school at Cal Arts in Valencia. In the past, approximately 10-12% of the 
CA attendees have been from San Francisco. 

AEFC is undergoing strategic planning to determine how to serve the schools most effectively as 
the school district experiences funding cuts. There was a brief discussion about how the cuts have 
affected teacher layoffs and school programs. 

Ms. Axel passed out Inside/Out bookmarks. The website is still being updated and hits have 
tripled. 

Program Director Update 

We have just received the projected allocation from the Hotel Tax Fund for the Cultural Centers 
for FY 03-04. Hotel Tax funds for each year are projected and fluid. For the current fiscal year, 
SFAC was allocated $2.3M but distributed grant allocations based on anticipated lower returns. 
Throughout the current year, there were two cuts, which the agency was able to sustain because 
staff had budgeted accordingly. Within the last two weeks, there was an additional reduction that 
lowers the allocation below the granted amount. We are now $75,872 below the granted funds. To 
meet the reduced allocation without asking the cultural centers to sustain the loss in the last 
quarter of their current operating budget SFAC will temporarily cover the loss and reimburse the 
amount from next years 03-04 funds. 

The Hotel Tax allocation for 03-04 is currently projected $75,000 less than the allocation we are 
currently working with. When you add the $75,872 we'll need to retain, plus a contingency of 
(10%), SFAC will have $300k less to distribute than the current fiscal year. The Controllers 
Office recommended that staff maintain a contingency should we have to sustain additional losses 
during the 03-04 year. Should the Hotel Tax receipts improve, staff will distribute the funds 
accordingly. 

Ms. Nemzoff will meet with the centers to talk about what these implications are and inform them 
of their grant allocations for next year. These are difficult times for the City and the Centers can't 
rely on Hotel Tax exclusively for their funding. 

Commissioner Roth asked what are the priorities for building improvements. Ms. Daniels 
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Mr. Newirth clarified that the reduction is not a "loss" but a more accurate estimate of hotel 
receipts. 

Ms. Nemzoff stated that it is better to be fiscally conservative in this environment and that staff 
could not ask the centers to sustain financial loss during their last quarter of the fiscal year. It 
would be better to allow them a few months of planning to anticipate funding reductions. 

Ms. Nemzoff described the recommendations for Programs in the Community funding. Though 
the budget is approximately $7,000 less than last year, the panelists recommended funding the 
same number of organizations, but at lesser amounts. 

Commissioner Walker asked for the geographic location of the programs and asked if applicants 
who aren't recommended for funding are advised how to improve their application. Ms. Nemzoff 
said that panel feedback is available and the panel is a public process so applicants can directly 
hear panel comments. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the motion: 

Motion to approve the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to the following PIC 
grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 2003-04 Grants for 
the Arts Fund, pending written confirmation from Grants for the Arts: 



Central City Hospitality House 


$15,000 


Chinatown Beacon Center 


$15,000 


Eldergivers 


$15,000 


Larkin Street Youth Center 


$15,000 


Richmond District Neighborhood Center 


$15,000 


Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired 


$8,250 


San Francisco Women Against Rape 


$ 8,661 


St. John's Educational Thresholds Center 


$16,800 


Western Neighborhoods Project 


$15,120 


Youth Outlook! (Pacific News Service) 


$15,000 


TOTAL 


$138,831 



The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Brown made the following motion: 

Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts funds for honoraria and 

transportation reimbursement for Programs in the Community panelists: 

Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley (Dana Powell) $167.06 

Amy Taub $125 

Sherri Young $125 

Charles Wilmoth $134 

Miko Lee $143.08 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Cultural Center Facilities Report 

To answer Commissioner Roth's question, Ms. Daniels reported that she is working with Rommel 
Taylor to compile data on project costs at each site to analyze how staff has spent money at each 
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sprinkler certification, and security. With a limited facilities budget, the focus is less on building 
improvements and more on maintaining levels of safety. 

To protect the Bayview Opera House from future burglaries, DTIS estimates a security system 
upgrade will cost approximately $5,000. 

Ms. Daniels is also in conversation with DTIS regarding wiring the cultural centers with live cable 
broadcast capabilities. The San Francisco Cable Franchise requires the cable operator (Comcast) 
to wire 17 sites in the city. Currently five sites are in use: City Hall, the Main Library, the 
Emergency Command Center, Community Television Corporation, and City College - Phelan 
campus. The additional sites must be ADA compliant and large enough to accommodate a Board 
of Supervisors meeting. It is anticipated that it will take DTIS a year to identify the additional 
sites. 

African American Art and Culture Complex 

Ms. Breed reported that through a partnership with the San Francisco Clean City Coalition and 
DPW, large trees around AAACC have been pruned and the front of the building will be painted. 
The African American Historical Society's archive room is repaired and will open in two months 
after new donations are catalogued. With funds left over from the west wall repair, new tile and 
carpet will be placed in the Juneteenth office. 

Ms. Breed highlighted past and upcoming programming. The Cultural Odyssey Gala was a huge 
success. Tours to VIPs have directly led to rental bookings. Cultural Odyssey received a review in 
the Chronicle on the front page of the Datebook. Classes in hip-hop dance, writing, make-up, and 
praise dance will begin soon. The Black Film Festival will have a youth film festival at the Center 
during the Juneteenth Festival. Afro Solo is programming their season, which will include the 
Marcus Shelby Orchestra and Ledisi. On April 21, the Hall of Culture presents three writers/artists 
discussing race, technology, and culture. This coincides with a gallery exhibition. 

Commissioner Roth opened the floor to public comment. 

Pam Wu from Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center asked that public comment be reflected in 
last month's minutes. She recognized that there was no discussion about candidates for the cultural 
center consultant RFQ and asked for an update. She also announced upcoming APICC 
programming: the United States of Asian America, which features 18 events. May 3 launches the 
season with a joint reception sponsored by APICC, Kearny Street Workshop, Asian American 
Women Artists, Asian American Dance Performances, and Somarts). 

Jeff Jones from Queer Cultural Center announced National Queer Arts Festival opening June 6 at 
the LGBT Center. 

Mr. Jones stated that he wrote the legislation for the HTF Cultural Centers and CEG program. He 
stated that the City doesn't award percentages any longer, but now the allocation is based on a 
dollar figure. What is not allocated reverts to the General Fund. The General Fund does not have a 
formula. The City can reduce Hotel Tax grants by 10%, but no more than that unless it goes to the 
Board of Supervisors. Mr. Jones advises asking the City Attorney for a ruling to protect the funds 
and would like assurance that next year's allocation will not be lower than the legislated 10%. 

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There was no new or old business. Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 5:37 P.M. 

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Robynn Takayama 252-2598. 

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1. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller 
Staff report. 
Action item. 

Motion to enter into contract with New Ways Workers for payment 
of 2003 youth internships from 6/01/03 to 6/30/03, not to exceed 
S3. 500 from Haas and private foundations. 

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Montgomery and Kimberely Nelson from 06/30/03 to 08/30/03, not 
to exceed their original contract amounts of $26,000.00 and 
$35,000.00 from DCYF and Juvenile Probation Funds, respectively. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Update 

Janice Horn 
Staff report. 
Action item. 

Motion to pay San Francisco Wu Shu Team $2,700 for the Night of 
the Rising Stars 2002 from Grants for the Arts. 

Motion to pay Chinese Folk Dance Association $1,200 for the CFDA 
'Shangri-La' from Grants for the Arts. 

Motion to pay San Francisco Gu Zheng Music Society $250 for their 
performance at the Chinatown Library from Grants for the Arts. 

Motion to pay San Francisco Poets and Artists Association $1,000 
for calligraphy and painting exhibition from Grants for the Arts. 

Motion to pay Valerie Samson $250 for the Gold Mountain Music 
Ensemble from Grants for the Arts. 

Motion to pay Kearny Street Workshop $1,000 for quarterly poetry 
readings from Grants for the Arts. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Rachelle Axel 
Staff report. 
Discusison item. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Judy Nemzoff 
Staff report 
Action item. 

Motion to grant SomArts $25,454 for fire panel replacement project 
from Hotel Tax Fund. Funds originally held by DPW for 
soundproofing project. 

Motion to approve Neighborhood Festival grants of $24,000 from 
2003-04 Grants for the Arts funds to the following organizations: 
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Fiesta on the Hill $3,000 
New Direction, Bay view /Hunters Point 4th of July Picnic S3,000 
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Inc., Festival 2003 $3,000 
Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc, Inc., Urban Youth Arts Festival 
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San Francisco SAFE, Annual Holiday Unity Parade & Rally $3,000 
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Community Day $3,000 

Excelsior Action Group, Excelsior Festival $3,000 
Community Development Institute, SomaFest '03 $3,000 
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Facilities Report: Carol Marie Daniels 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2003 

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^ Agenda 

1. WritersCorps Report 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

3. Arts Education Report 

4. Program Director Report 

Motion to increase grant funds to Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams 
Memorial Theatre for security during external paint job by $4,000 from 
previous years' Grants for the Arts Funds. 

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consideration of the item. 

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Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
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1. Write rsCorps Report 



Motion to grant Aunt Lute Books $10,000 for the publication of the 2004 
WritersCorps Anthology from DCYF. 

Motion to grant Intersection for the Arts $22,000 for 2004 WritersCorps events 



and the 10th anniversary from DCYF and earned income. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

Motion to reimburse Pro Arts Inc. $2,000 for artist honorarium and expenses for 
the Community Images photo exhibition from Grants for the Arts. 

Motion to reimburse Chinese Folk Dance Association $1,000 for artist 
honorarium and expenses for the Palace to Village concert from Grants for the 
Arts. 

Motion to reimburse Chinese Culture Center $2,500 for artist honorarium and 
expenses for the 2004 Chinese Spring Festival from Grants for the Arts. 

Motion to reimburse Benjamin Lee $500 for artist honorarium and expenses for 
the "Scenes and People" photo exhibit at CCAP from Grants for the Arts. 

3. Arts Education Report 

4. Program Director Report 

Cultural Center Facilities Report 
AAACC Report 

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Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Robynn Takayama 415-252-2598). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
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the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
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2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

3. Arts Education Report 



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Motion to approve a $3,000 grant from PAF to the SFUSD's Youth Arts Festival 
for the 18th annual event May 8-16, 2004. 

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4. Program Director Report 

Motion to add the following people to the Programs in Community panel pool. 

Ernest Mark, Kearny Street Workshop 

Javier Reyes, Colored Ink 

Tracy Ward, Kaiser 

Lynne Perry, San Francisco Adult Day Services 

Sergio De La Torre, Artist 

Stella Chu, Department of Aging and Adult Services 

Bonnie Leifcowitz, Axis Dance 

Duca Knezevic, Theatre Rhinoceros 

John Simpson, Theatre Rhinoceros 

Tom di Maria, Creative Growth Art Center 

Dale Albright, TBA 

Jackie Rushing, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre 

Wayne Kitchen, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre 

Gayle Roberts, LYRIC 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

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Commission office. 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during tegular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Robynn Takayama 415-252-2598). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
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P.J. Johnston 

Janice Mirikitani 

Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

Denise Roth 
Dave Stroud 

1 . WritersCorps Report 

Ms. Heller described the activities for WritersCorps' 10th anniversary including 
the Intersection Literary Series with Intersection for the Arts, the poem-a- 
month email, the publication and youth tour of City of One, the Josie Bass 
reprint of Lessons Along the Way, the kiosk advertising by Underground to 
promote the 10th anniversary in May, the youth intern program of five youth, 
and the addition of a training component to WritersCorps. 

For FY 04-05 WritersCorps will be applying to DCYF for a 3 year grant. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

Ms. Horn reported that Perspectives X3 with Kearny Street Workshop is being 
shown in the gallery. The show will close early due to major window repairs 
and renovations in the CCAP space. This years Chinese Spring Festival ran 
February 7-8 in collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Center. There were 15 
performances over two days and was very well attended. The San Francisco 
Symphony chamber music performance is scheduled for February 15, 2004. 

3. Arts Education Report 

Ms. Axel reported that the Youth Arts Festival is in the planning stages (with 
Levi's sponsoring the event) and CSSSA applications are now available. 
Commissioner Walker encouraged outreach to the cultural centers so more 
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and reported that she is working with Director Newirth to identify new ideas 
and initiatives for the future. 

Commissioner Brown made the motion: 

Motion to approve a $3,000 grant from PAF to the SFUSD's Youth Arts 

Festival for the 18th annual event May 8-16, 2004. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Program Director Report 

Ms. Nemzoff thanked the program associates for their hard work and 
summarized her work with the cultural centers including revising the review 
process and working on the lease negotiations. Commissioners will hear reports 
from center directors at future meetings. The facility report will be included at 
the close of the Directors report. The Programs in the Community panel will 
meet in early March for next fiscal year grant awards. 

Commissioner Johnston made the motion: 

Motion to add the following people to the Programs in Community panel 

pool. 

Ernest Mark, Kearny Street Workshop 

Javier Reyes, Colored Ink 

Tracy Ward, Kaiser 

Lynne Perry, San Francisco Adult Day Services 

Sergio De La Torre, Artist 

Stella Chu, Department of Aging and Adult Services 

Bonnie Leifcowitz, Axis Dance 

Duca Knezevic, Theatre Rhinoceros 

John Simpson, Theatre Rhinoceros 

Tom di Maria, Creative Growth Art Center 

Dale Albright, TBA 

Jackie Rushing, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre 

Wayne Kitchen, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre 

Gayle Roberts, LYRIC 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Daniels listed completed facilities projects over the past few years 
including an exterior paint job, interior asbestos abatement, and water damage 
removal at Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre; darkroom 
ventilation, electrical upgrades, and moved water pipes at Somarts; gallery 
renovation and ADA compliance in the theatre at Mission Cultural Center for 
Latino Arts; a waterproofed wall, new floors, a fixed furnace, gallery 
renovation, resurfaced parking lot, and a renovated women's restroom at 
AAACC. 

Security is still an issue at BVOH and BVOH raised MOCD money to help with 
this. Director Jack Davis has raised funds to help with some of the repairs at 
Somarts. Ms. Breed secured city funds to help with some of the repairs at 
AAACC. 

Continuing facilities problems include ADA compliance, HVAC, and seismic 
retrofitting. 

Commissioner Johnston suggested asking the Department of the Environment or 
the City Administrator's Office for help. Commissioner Walker emphasized the 
importance of keeping the centers safe because they serve youth. 

Ms. Breed reported on other facility improvements including securing funds for 
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fundraising for programs including awards from LEF for art classes and 
Vanguard for African American history month. 

Commissioner Brown recognized Director Davis in the audience and asked him 
for a report on Somarts. He reported on resident activity and said that due to 
the cold weather and lack of heating, Somarts has been programming more 
active events than sit down events. Commissioner Brown opened the floor for 
public comment. 

BVOH Director Shelley Bradford Bell reported that due to the reduction in the 
hotel tax fund allocation for the current year, she reduced program expenses 
at BVOH. This has led to more rentals because there are fewer classes. She is 
focusing on the potential Bayview Town Center development and the global 
arts program that will allow young people from Bayview to travel to Paris and 
Senegal. 

Thomas Simpson from Afro Solo spoke about his organization's two years at 
AAACC and the on site development he has seen since he located his company 
at the Center. 

Mary Rogers spoke about Ms. Breed's accomplishments at AAACC. She also 
emphasized the need for heat, a working board of directors, and lights in the 
parking lot. 

Charles McClinton discussed some on going concerns he has about the Complex. 

5. There was no old or new business. Commissioner Brown adjourned the meeting 
at 6:00 p.m. 

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004 

4:30 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



Agenda 



1 . WritersCorps Report 



2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 



3. Arts Education Report 




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Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004 

4:30 p.m. 
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Commissioner Brown called the meeting to order at 4:37 

Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 
Ethel Walker 



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P.J. Johnston 

Janice Mirikitani 

Dave Stroud 

Program Director Report 

Ms. Nemzoff introduced the WritersCorps DVD that showed as the 
commissioners entered. This was a gift for the WritersCorps teachers over the 
past 10 years, produced by CAE staff. 

She highlighted other CAE successes including two NEA awards (to WritersCorps 
and the Arts Education program). Staff is in the middle of a two-year review 
process with the seven cultural centers, which is leading to better reporting 
and a distinction between the commissions granting and facilities maintenance 
commitments. 

WritersCorps Report 

Ms. Heller announced City of One, this year's WritersCorps book published by 
Aunt Lute, would be available this month. While the focus is on national press, 
seven youth (9-20 years old) are prepared for local media. The Chronicle will 
be doing a feature on Shahid Minapara and his family. 

The tenth anniversary benefit on May 19 will be at the Women's Building with 
former WritersCorps teacher, Ishle Park hosting and performing. The event is 
from 7-9 p.m. There will be a silent auction and a reading from 8-9 p.m.. 

Other upcoming events include the book party on June 7 of WritersCorps site 
publications and WritersCorps participation in the Poetry Centers' anniversary 
reading. 

Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

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Facilities work done in the gallery space has left the space uncomfortable and 
SFAC staff will need to work with Chinese Cultural Center staff to remedy this 
problem. 

4. Arts Education Report 

Ms. Axel updated Commissioners on progress towards creating an Arts 
Education Master Plan for the San Francisco Unified School District to be 
spearheaded by the San Francisco Arts Commission. She also summarized new 
funders for AEFC and SFAC. 

5. Cultural Center Report 

Ms. Nemzoff reported on the success staff has made towards distinguishing 
between granting and supporting the buildings. Center directors will meet at 
the end of the week. AACCC has completed their 501(c)(3) process and will 
have a new nonprofit running the center at the beginning of the fiscal year. 

6. Commissioner Brown opened the floor for public testimony. Pamela Wu with 
APICC distributed brochures for the upcoming United States of Asian America 
festival. She reported on how the center has accommodated budget constraints 
through cuts in programming and smart marketing. 

There was no old or new business. Commissioner Brown adjourned the meeting 
at 6:00 p.m. 

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Motion to approve the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to the following 
PIC grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 
2004-05 Grants for the Arts Fund, pending written confirmation from Grants for 
the Arts: 

Central City Hospitality House $15,000 

Programs for People $15,000 

San Francisco Women Against Rape $12,222 

Pacific News Service $14,000 

Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind fit Visually Impaired $10,500 

Eldergivers $14,000 

Filipino American Development Foundation $14,000 

St. John's Educational Thresholds Center $14,000 

Chinatown Beacon Center $10,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center $10,000 

TOTAL: $128,722 

2. WritersCorps Report 

Motion to modify contract for the following individuals to provide training and 
teaching in creative writing in WritersCorps for 2004-05 from Department of 
Children, Youth and Families fund and Youth Arts Fund. 

Beto Palomar $28,000 
Chad Sweeney $38,000 
Mahru Elahi $30,000 
Michelle Matz $38,000 
Jime Salcedo-Malo $35,000 
Toussaint Haki $34,000 
Gloria Yam a to $12,000 
Judith Tannenbaum, $39,000 



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expenses for the "Hundred Blossoms" exhibition. 

4. Arts Education Report 

Motion to pay up to $25,000 from the Arts Ed NEA grant to the San Francisco 
Foundation Community Initiatives Fund to support the 2003-2004 Arts Education 
Funders Collaborative projects. 

Motion to pay Kelly Armstrong $1000 honorarium from Youth Arts Funds to 
assist with planning the California Arts Scholars award ceremony. 

5. Cultural Center Report 

6. New Business 

7. Adjournment 

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Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours Tel: INFO: (Robynn Takayama 415-252-2598). 

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4:30 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

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Commissioner Brown called the meeting to order at 4:40 DMQM2^'li£l?£9 

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Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 
Dave Stroud 
Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

P.J. Johnston 

Janice Mirikitani 

1 . Program Director Report 

Ms. Nemzoff reported that the cultural centers have been notified of their 04- 
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will be presented to the full commission with more background detail. She also 
notified the commissioners of the upcoming Neighborhood Festival grant 
deadline. 

2. WritersCorps Report 

Ms. Heller thanked the commissioners for their support of the 10th anniversary 
benefit. She reported on WritersCorps' trip to Washington, D.C. and 
summarized the press City of One is receiving. 

Ms. Heller introduced the motions and explained that the current corps of 
teachers plan to return and would like to work through the summer. 

The motion on the agenda was modified as follows: 

Motion to modify contract for the following individuals to provide training 
and teaching in creative writing in WritersCorps for 2004-05 from 
Department of Children, Youth and Families fund and Youth Arts Fund. 

Beto Palomar $28,000 
Chad Sweeney $38,000 
Mahru Elahi $30,000 
Michelle Matz $38,000 
Jime Salcedo-Malo $35,000 
Toussaint Haki $34,000 
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Judith Tannenbaum $39,000 

Commissioner Walker made the motion. The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Stroud asked to see the WritersCorps evaluation reports. 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

Ms. Nemzoff reported for Ms. Horn describing the current and upcoming 
programming at CCAP. The June exhibit of Bay Area photographers will include 
two programs on Photoshop and photographic techniques. 

4. Arts Education Report 

Ms. Axel updated the commissioners on the progress towards an arts education 
master plan led by the San Francisco Arts Commission. Commissioners 
expressed an interest to meet specifically about the arts education master plan 
and an update about the cultural centers. 

Commissioner Walker made the motion: 

Motion to pay up to $25,000 from the Arts Ed NEA grant to the San 
Francisco Foundation Community Initiatives Fund to support the 2003-2004 
Arts Education Funders Collaborative projects. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Commissioner Walker made the motion: 

Motion to pay Kelly Armstrong $1000 honorarium from Youth Arts Funds to 

assist with planning the California Arts Scholars award ceremony. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

5. Cultural Facilities Report 

Ms. Daniels reported that with the lack of facility funds, she has focused her 
efforts towards research on how other cities fund their cultural centers. She 
passed out an abbreviated report of her findings. 

Mr. Taylor announced that the ADA upgrade at Mission Cultural Center for 
Latino Arts has begun. 

6. Ms. Nemzoff announced that Commissioner Brown is the new CAE committee 
chair. Ms. Nemzoff suggested the June CAE committee meeting take place at 
the Mission Cultural Center. Commissioners agreed. Commissioner Brown 
adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m. 

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Motion to approve the proposed Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Theater, 
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and South of Market Cultural Centers' 
2004-2005 Management and Program Plans and grant allocation contingent 
upon receipt of all required documentation. 

Bayview Opera House: $ 234,825 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $395,406 

Somarts: $658,838 

Motion to approve the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to the following 
PIC grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 
2004-05 Grants for the Arts Fund, pending written confirmation from Grants for 
the Arts: 

Central City Hospitality House $15,000 

Programs for People $15,000 

San Francisco Women Against Rape $12,222 

Pacific News Service $14,000 

Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired $10,500 

Eldergivers $14,000 

Filipino American Development Foundation $14,000 

St. John's Educational Thresholds Center $14,000 

Chinatown Beacon Center $10,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center $10,000 

TOTAL: $128,722 



2. WritersCorps Report 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

4. Arts Education Report 

5. Cultural Center Facilities Report 

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Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 
Dave Stroud 
Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

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Janice Mirikitani 



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1 . Program Director Report 

Ms. Nemzoff explained that Ms. Daniels used to handle the review of the 
cultural center MPPs along with all other tasks related to the centers, but this 
year, the review has transformed into a more traditional granting process 
under Ms. Nemzoffs management. She explained the MPP application and 
recommended approving the MPP for six centers; she granted AAACC an 
extension. The sub-grantees were not included in the motion because their 
funding is included in Somarts. 

Commissioner Walker made the motion. 

Motion to approve the proposed Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams 
Theater, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and South of Market 
Cultural Centers' 2004-2005 Management and Program Plans and grant 
allocation contingent upon receipt of all required documentation. 

Bayview Opera House: $ 234,825 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $395,406 

Somarts: $658,838 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Nemzoff explained some HTF history with the percentage allocation and 
said that the seven organizations are recognized because they represent a 
larger constituency. Pam Wu explained that the legislation passed with the 
intent for the City to own more than just four buildings in four neighborhoods. 
Ms. Nemzoff agreed that she would like to see more programs in the 
community. 

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Commissioner Walker made the motion. 

Motion to approve the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to the 
following PIC grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, 
from the 2004-05 Grants for the Arts Fund, pending written confirmation 
from Grants for the Arts: 

Central City Hospitality House $15,000 

Programs for People $15,000 

San Francisco Women Against Rape $12,222 

Pacific News Service $14,000 

Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired $10,500 

Eldergivers $14,000 

Filipino American Development Foundation $14,000 

St. John's Educational Thresholds Center $14,000 

Chinatown Beacon Center $10,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center $10,000 

TOTAL: $128,722 

The motion passed unanimously. 

2. WritersCorps Report 

Ms. Nemzoff passed out the 10th anniversary book set that included 
publications from each of the WritersCorps sites. She also handed out the 10th 
anniversary book release of City of One. Finally, she announced that the 
teachers would be working over the summer. 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

Ms. Horn reported on CCAP programming and noted that her tenure ends with a 
Kearny Street Workshop reading. Ms. Nemzoff led a discussion with the 
commissioners about CCAP history. The commissioners said the community 
should be made aware of the proposed closure as soon as possible. 

4. Arts Education Report 

Ms. Nemzoff thanked Commissioner Walker for speaking at the CSSSA awards 
ceremony where 43 youth from San Francisco were honored. 

5. Cultural Facilities Report 

Ms. Daniels reported that the facility money for this year is spent except for 
the remaining funds for MCCLA's project. With the proposed 04-05 budget, it is 
unclear who will be responsible for maintaining the buildings. Somarts thanked 
Ms. Daniels for her work. 

6. Commissioner Brown asked for public comment. 

Ms. Wu passed out a sample of APICCs program and audience survey and 
highlighted the collaborative programming at this year's APICC festival. She also 
encouraged a public process for the SFAC/GFTA merger. 

Commissioner Brown adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m. 
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Program Director Report 

Motion to approve Neighborhood Festival grants of $24,000 from 2004-05 Grants 
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Bayview Hunters Point Senior Citizens Center, Andrew's Boarding and Boarding 
Care 4th of July Picnic $3,000 
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Excelsior Festival $3,000 
i/i ° l*<\ Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Inc., Potrero Hill Festival $3,000 

Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc, Inc., Urban Youth Arts Festival $3,000 
San Francisco SAFE, Annual Holiday Unity Parade 8t Rally $3,000 
Sunset Youth Services, Sunset Community Festival $3,000 
Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative, Treasure Island Community 
Day $3,000 

United Council of Human Services, Harumbe Festival $3,000 
TOTAL $24,000 

Motion to approve the proposed African American Arts and Culture Complex's 
2004-2005 Management and Program Plans and grant not to exceed $314,572. 

2. WritersCorps Report 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

4. Arts Education Report 

5. Facilities Report 

6. New Business 

7. Adjournment 
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1 . Program Director Report 

2. WritersCorps Report 

Motion for Director of Cultural Affairs to award WritersCorps youth internships 
to Jorge Aburto, Antonio Caceres, Luz Aburto and Thea Hillman not to exceed 
$10,000 from WritersCorps Earned Income, Miranda Lux Foundation and 03-04 
Carryforward. 

Motion for Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract of WritersCorps 
Log Cabin Ranch teacher, Kimberly Nelson from $19,602 to $31,722 supported 
by funds from the Department of Juvenile Probation. 

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3. Arts Education Report 

Motion to approve a grant for $25,000 to the San Francisco Unified School 
District to support the development of a City and County Master Arts Education 
Plan from the Youth Arts Fund. 

4. Cultural Center Report 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

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Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular- 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Robynn Takayama 415-252 25981. 

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consideration of the item. 

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^COMMUNITY ARTS a EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 

4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 70 

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SAN FRANCISCO 
Commissioner Brown called the meeting to order at 4:38 PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 
P.J. Johnston 
Ethel Walker 

Commissioners Absent 

Janice Mirikitani 
Dave Stroud 

1. Program Director's Report 

Ms. Nemzoff reported that a summer retreat with staff resulted in the 
identification of core priorities for the program, one of which is increased 
communication, specifically with Commissioners and the public. CAE will also 
be asking CAE Commissioners to address priorities for the program including 
facility and maintenance needs for Cultural Center buildings, the loss of 
programming in Chinatown, and support for possible expansion or a new 
initiative for Programs in the Community. 

2. WritersCorps Report 

Ms. Heller introduced the youth intern program, which includes four youth who 
will be leading writing workshops about peace. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion. 

Motion for Director of Cultural Affairs to award WritersCorps youth 

internships to Jorge Aburto, Antonio Caceres, Luz Aburto and Thea 

Matthews not to exceed $10,000 from WritersCorps Earned Income, Miranda 

Lux Foundation and 2003-2004 Carryforward. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Heller informed the Commissioners that Log Cabin Ranch is still in 
operation and we were informed in September about continued funding from 
the Department of Juvenile Probation. The following motion reflects this 
commitment. 

Commissioner Johnston made the following motion. 
Motion for Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the contract of 
WritersCorps Log Cabin Ranch teacher Kimberly Nelson from $19,602 to 
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The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Heller added that the program does not plan to hire a publicist this year 
and the media focus this year will be on the 2005 reading series with 
Intersection for the Arts. 

3. Arts Education Report 

Ms. Axel informed Commissioners that the motion covered one-third of the fees 
for a contractor to develop the master arts education plan. Two members of 
AEFC and the City's Rainy Day Funds will cover the other portion. She 
explained that the recommendations for the first phase should be completed 
June 1 , 2005, with implementation in the fall. 

Commissioner Walker made the following motion. 

Motion to approve a grant for $25,000 to the San Francisco Unified School 

District to support the development of a City and County Master Arts 

Education Plan from the Youth Arts Fund. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

Ms. Nemzoff thanked Ms. Axel for her vision and for moving the process 
forward. 

Ms. Axel said she is helping to convene a meeting of members from the arts 
community with the Proposition H committee on November 29. She said she 
will be selecting someone for a paid internship for 15 hours per week. The Arts 
Education Funders' Collaborative ("AEFC") will be engaged in a strategic 
planning meeting facilitated by John Killacky to plan past June 2005. The new 
edition of Inside/Out is being produced with a release date in April 2005. An 
estimated 3,000 copies will be published. 

Commissioner Brown congratulated Ms. Axel for her hard work. 

4. Cultural Center Report 

Ms. Nemzoff explained that because there are no funds for regular facility 
maintenance needs at the Cultural Centers, the Department of Public Works 
("DPW"), in cooperation with Arts Commission staff, is responding only to 
life/safety systems needs. No other needs at the Centers are being addressed. 

Commissioner Johnston requested some historical information on the 
relationship between the Cultural Centers, the communities and the City. Ms. 
Nemzoff suggested that preparation of a comprehensive report on this subject 
might be an appropriate project for an intern. 

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1 . WrltersCorps Report 

Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with 
Katherine Gin to teach photography classes for WritersCorps youth and provide 
coordination for 2005 photography- related projects In an amount not to exceed 
$15,000 from DCYK. 

2. Arts Education Report 



3. Cultural Center Report 

Motion to approve architectural drawings for four ADA compliant exit doors at 
Somarts Cultural Center. 

4. Program Director Report 

Motion to rescind Wu Yee from Resolution No. 0913-04-188: Motion to approve 
the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to the following PIC grantee 
organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 2004-2005 
Grants for the Arts Fund: 



Central City Hospitality House $15,000 

Programs for People $15,000 

San Francisco Women Against Rape $12,222 

Pacific News Service $14,000 

Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired $10,500 

Eldergivers $14,000 

Filipino American Development Foundation $14,000 

St. John's Educational Thresholds Center $14,000 

Chinatown Beacon Center $10,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center $10,000 

Total $128,722 

Motion to approve the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to Community 
Educational Services , recommended by the PIC review panel, from the 2004- 
2005 Grants for the Arts Fund. 

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Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use oi a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 7.100 - 2.160) to 
tegister and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 

4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue 

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Commissioners Present 

Blanche Brown 

P.J. Johnston 

Janice Mirikitani 

Commissioners Absent 

Dave Stroud 
Ethel Walker 

1 . WritersCorps Report 

Ms. Heller introduced Antoinette Osborne who previewed her winning poem for 
the Martin Luther King, Jr. FreeWrite contest, "Where Were You" and Luz 
Aburto a WritersCorps intern. 

She summarized success with previous publication sales and excitement for a 
forthcoming WritersCorps publication by Jossey-Bass and discussions with 
Chronicle Books for a potential book collaboration and greeting card 
collaboration. She also highlighted the intern program, the feasibility study 
funded by an NEA grant, and upcoming events. 

Commissioner Johnston made the following motion. 

Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with 

Katherine Gin to teach photography classes for WritersCorps youth and 

provide coordination for 2005 photography-related projects in an amount 

not to exceed $15,000 from DCYF. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

2. Arts Education Report 

Ms. Nemzoff summarized potential growth in arts education as discussions with 
First Five Commission and DCYF develop. Commissioner Johnston would like to 
publicize that the Arts Commission is involved in arts education. 

3. Cultural Center Report 

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architectural design for adding four exit doors to the building so that the 
maximum capacity of the building can increase. 

Commissioner Johnston made the following motion. 

Motion to approve architectural drawings for four ADA compliant exit doors 

at Somarts Cultural Center. 

The motion passed unanimously. 

At the request of the seven cultural centers, Ms Nemzoff asked for input on 
how Commissioners would like to hear reports from each of the centers. 
Commissioner Brown recommended we hold CAE meetings at each of the 
centers with buildings. Commissioner Mirikitani said the presentations should 
highlight a performance piece and be for a specific amount of time with room 
for questions. Commissioner Johnston agreed and added that 25 Van Ness 
should be the place for the virtual centers to present. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Ms. Nemzoff introduced the following two motions and explained that 
Chinatown Beacon Center is changing their fiscal sponsor from Wu Yee to 
Community Educational Services. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion. 
Motion to revise Resolution No. 0913-04-188 by replacing "Chinatown 
Beacon Center" with "Community Educational Services on behalf of 
Chinatown Beacon Center." The revised Resolution shall read as follows: 

Motion to approve the Programs in the Community (PIC) grant to the 
following PIC grantee organizations, recommended by the PIC review panel, 
from the 2004-2005 Grants for the Arts Fund: 

Central City Hospitality House $15,000 

Programs for People $15,000 

San Francisco Women Against Rape $12,222 

Pacific News Service $14,000 

Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired $10,500 

Eldergivers $14,000 

Filipino American Development Foundation $14,000 

St. John's Educational Thresholds Center $14,000 

Community Educational Services on behalf of Chinatown Beacon Center 

$10,000 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center $10,000 

TOTAL $128,722 

The motion passed unanimously. 

5. Commissioner Brown adjourned the meeting at 5:30. 

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 

4:30 p.m. prrg _ y 2 qq 5 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

3 Agenda 

1 . Program Director's Report 

Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for the Programs in the 
Community grant program: 

Lilia Aguero, Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley 

Dale Albright, Theatre Bay Area 

Tish Brown, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum 

Raissa de la Rosa, City of Oakland-Craft and Cultural Arts Department 

Daniel del Solar, Community Media Activists 

Rose Marie Dennis, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department 

Tom di Maria, Creative Growth Art Center 

Donna Feingold, Toolworks 

Judie Ghidinelli 

Lynn Johnson, Community Network for Youth Development 

Deborah Kaplan, World Institute on Disability 

Elias Katz, National Institute of Art & Disabilities 

John Killacky, San Francisco Foundation 

Wayne Kitchen, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre 

Duca Knezevic, Theatre Rhinoceros 

Miriam Kronberg 

Miko Lee, East Bay Center for Performing Arts 

Bonnie Leifcowitz, Axis Dance Company 

Genny Lim 

Sonia Manjon, CCA Center for Art and Public Life 

Ernest Mark, Ernest Mark Consulting 

Julia Marshall, San Francisco State University 

Javier Reyes, Brava! For Women in the Arts 

Gayle Roberts, LYRIC 

Jackie Rushing, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre 

Stephen Shapiro, Community Music Center 

John Simpson, Theatre Rhinoceros 

Oren Slozberg, Community ArtReach Program 

Joel Tan, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 

Truong Tran, Kearny Street Workshop 

Tracy Ward, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre 

Carla Williams 

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2. WritersCorps Report 

3. Arts Education Report 

4. Cultural Center Report 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Robynn Takayama 415-252-2598). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance {San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300. fax (415) 581-2317 and web site. 



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